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Tag Archives: Budweiser

Buy ‘Em and Blast ‘Em: Bud Reveals Anti-Craft Beer Agenda

  In the end, the money men usually win, largely because we’re all human. We have mortgages, kids who need schooling, and bills to pay.  They say money can’t buy you happiness, but it can remove a great deal of stress from your daily life. After struggling (or even thriving) at the helm of a […]

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Macro versus Micro – How Beer is made in GIF’s

St. Louis Public Radio has put together an interesting set of animated GIFs that show side-by-side comparisons of Budweiser’s 15 million-barrels-per-year brewing operation and Perennial Artisan Ales’ much more hands-on setup. You can see the whole thing in action here. I had my beer snob hackles up a bit before I clicked the link, ready […]

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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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Shiner Premium: What if Budweiser Was Good?

The folks at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas send beers my way from time to time, and honestly, many of their gentle offerings are lost on my gonzo craft beer sensibilities. But I’m glad they kept the brews migrating north, because every once in a while a gentle beer is just what it takes […]

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Proof that Budweiser REALLY Wants You to Love Black Crown

The evolution and launch of Black Crown, Budweiser’s latest attempt to throw a white collar around a red neck, shows that the mega-brewer is trying like hell to drag its brand into the 21st century. You can see it in the way the beer came to market and in the crazy media kit they sent […]

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Mad Love for Bad Beer: Fun with Online Reviews

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so our pal John over at TDYLF (an awesome movie and TV blog) should be blushing right about now. John has created a series of posts where he takes funny and bizarre user reviews from Netflix and features them on his site.  It’s an easy way […]

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What Does “It’s the Budweiser of…” Mean?

When someone says “It’s the Cadillac of…” you know they are saying it’s the best, the most feature-rich and the most prestigious of its peers. The phrase is used to describe something that provides both pampering and pride, something that probably exceeds your needs and will make those around you green with envy.  Of course […]

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Does a Higher ABV in a Beer Warrant a Higher Price? Let’s Break It Down…

I posted about Bud Light Platinum yesterday, a boozed up version of Bud Light, that raises the alcohol by volume in the beer by almost 50%, from 4.2% to 6%.  As the name “Platinum” infers, this is intended to be a premium version of a pedestrian beer – Bud Light turned up to 11.  But […]

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Sexy Data: Just Whose Ass is Craft Beer Kicking?

MSNBC.com recently shared some interesting statistics about which big beer brands have declined most rapidly over the past five years.  These, presumably, are the beers that have suffered the most at the hands of those pesky rebels in the craft beer industry.

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Say What You Will, I Thought the Budweiser 9/11 Commercial Was Well Done.

There was some discussion last night on Facebook about the Budweiser 9/11 advertisement that aired a couple of times during yesterday’s football games.  I think it is pretty clear that we are no fan of big beer around these parts.  I’d rather drink water than some of the swill that many of the big beer […]

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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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When is it Cool to Drink a Macrobrew?

I had a Budweiser yesterday, for the first time in a loooong time, and I have to admit that it tasted pretty good. For some that’s not a shock, as they happily drink Budweisers all the time.  But I’m a guy who’s a bit fussy about his beer, and  it takes a special set of […]

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Craft Beer Has Come a Long Way, but Still Has a Long Way to Go

I was struck by something as I was walking to lunch last week.  I walked by a restaurant that was taking beer deliveries for the weekend, and parked in a row were three delivery vehicles.  Closest to the street was a Widmer van.  Widmer is a smallish craft brewery from Portland that has a lot […]

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How Low Will You Go?

Every time we’re at an average restaurant and I order a beer, I give my wife the first sip. And every time she takes that sip, she wrinkles up her nose and says, “you’ve spoiled me!” You see, we only drink really great beer at home and I’ve turned her into a bit of a […]

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