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Tag Archives: Anheuser-Busch

Bud’s New “Bowtie” Can Shows They’re All About Style, Not Substance

How a brewer chooses to seek innovation tells you a lot about what motives them. If you had any question as to where Budweiser’s priorities lie, look no further than their new bowtie-shaped can which will be hitting the shelves early next month. While a brewer like Sly Fox is working to get around the […]

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“On Jan. 1, 30-year Anheuser-Busch veteran Andy Goeler will take over as Goose Island CEO and president”

Things just got real. Beer geeks have had our collective noses pressed up against the glass at Goose Island, wondering how the takeover of the brewery by Anheuser-Busch might effect the quality of the beer. Up until now, there was a safeguard in place – Goose Island founder John Hall was hanging around keeping an […]

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Beer Shipments Lowest Since 2003: Is Craft Beer Hurting Overall Beer Sales?

Beer shipments in the U.S. slipped an estimated 1.4%, or 2.9 million barrels, from 2010 to 2011, according to recent newsletter published by Beer Marketer’s Insights. Of course it was the Big Boys who took the hit, with Anheuser-Busch InBev shipments slipping 2.9% and MillerCoors seeing shipments fall 3%.  Imports didn’t fare any better, as […]

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The Best Kind of Fun…

  …is poking fun at Jim’s expense, of course!  So, above is a picture of Jim’s new car.  Spankin’ new is a matter of fact.  Looks like little brother is hitting that “Mid-Life Crisis” stage where he buys something fun and completely impractical!  Jim and I have been texting back and forth about which car […]

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Goose Stepping Into the Future

There’s an old business adage: if you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em, and that’s what Anheuser-Busch is doing, buying out Goose Island Brewery for somewhere between $22.5 million (according to MarketWatch) and $38.8 million (according to the Chicago Tribune). When I first saw this I thought it was an elaborate April Fool’s Day joke, but […]

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