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“Heineken?!?! Fuck that shit! … PABST BLUE RIBBON!!!” – A manic Dennis Hopper as Frank Booth in the film “Blue Velvet.” When I first decided to do a write-up on Pabst Blue Ribbon, I anticipated Belly readers would question my judgement. “But Rob,” they’d say, “isn’t PBR the kind of unmitigated swill you said the Beer Belly would steer clear of?” In a word, the answer is “yes.” In several words, the answer is “yes and no.” Here’s what I mean…
A decade ago scientist Raul Cano drilled a tiny hole into amber (think Jurassic Park) and extracted a tiny colony of bacteria and yeast from a Lebanese weevil that had laid dormant for 45 million years.
In what we can only call a ballsy attempt to keep American drinkers blindfolded to what the company is really up too, Anheuser-Busch will launch “American Ale” this week.
I like Pete’s. It’s a good, smooth, soft, malty tasting beer that brings a bit of the flavor of Oktoberfest to everyday drinking.
Belgian brewer InBev announced earlier that it will buy Anheuser-Busch for $52 billion to create the world’s largest brewer. $70 a share was too good of an offer to keep CEO August A. Busch IV from selling an American icon to a foreign entity.
Coors beer and the Rocky Mountains was a magical marketing combination for 135 years. But with last week’s merger of the U.S. operations of Coors and Miller, Coors products now will be brewed in such flatland locales as Trenton, Ohio, and Irwindale, Calif. The brewer will save $500 million from “cross-brewing” at Miller and Coors […]
World-record holder and defending champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut held on to his hot dog-eating title Friday in an unprecedented tie-breaker at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July contest. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, beat rival Takeru “The Tsunami” Kobayashi, of Japan, in a “dog off” in Coney Island where the two contestants battled to see who […]
As women catch up with men in the drinking stakes, their waistlines are also catching up with the beer belly, according to health experts. An English dietitian has given the apple-shaped body type a new name– the wineglass–due to the love of the drink. Jacqui Lowdon, from the British Dietetic Association, said it was the […]
So much happening in the Budmillors businesses… MillerCoors, the new joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Co., finally takes shape next week. The joint venture – which closes Monday – will unite the U.S. operations of the two brewers and will help prune costs. It will also create a more formidable rival to […]
Sure is a LOT of A-B in the news lately. Anheuser-Busch will reformulate its alcoholic energy drinks to remove caffeine and other stimulants they contain as part of a nationwide legal settlement. An investigation by attorneys general of 11 states found the largest U.S. brewer was marketing its caffeinated alcoholic beverages to minors and misrepresenting […]
In a move that has surprised many (including us) it’s been reported that Anheuser-Busch plans to reject InBev’s unsolicited $46.3 billion takeover offer, saying it undervalues the company. DrinkAmerican.US had more to say about this.
We just updated our new Buddy site Drink American with a new article on some of the beers you should look for to replace your Budweiser consumption on the 4th of July weekend if you’re participating in the AB sale boycott. “To help get you started in your quest to Drink American, here is a list of […]
Strikes and boycotts quite frequently do absolutely no good. We see them all the time and pay them no mind. The plights of the supporters go unheard of or dismissed due to a minority interest or only a local following. But, my fellow Americans, we are not in the minority. We are patriots and this […]
The head of Belgian brewer InBev NV visited Capitol Hill Tuesday to promote his company’s takeover of Anheuser-Busch to skeptical lawmakers and told reporters the $65 a share offer is the highest it would bid. At that price per share, the deal would be worth about $46.3 billion. At the meeting Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill […]
News outlets recently began reporting about the unsolicited bid by Belgian brewer InBev to purchase American icon Anheuser-Busch, the brewers of Budweiser beer and other favorites. This sale would create the world’s fourth-largest consumer products company and in the process, eliminate the last American owned, large scale brewery. Annoyed by the fact that nothing “seems” […]