Anheuser-Busch InBev just got back some of its street cred. Judge Donald Nugent ruled Monday that A-B isn't watering down its beer by dismissing the case against it. Several people in California, New Jersey, Texas, Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania filed lawsuits last year claiming that A-B used water ... More >>
It's a common myth around St. Louis that Anheuser Busch was the sole brewery in St. Louis to survive Prohibition and the only locally brewed beer from 1933 until the opening of Schlafly in 1991. In reality, A-B was the only brewing game in town for less than two decades. Before that, the Falstaff Br ... More >>
It shouldn't be news to anyone that Anheuser Busch sells more beer than anyone else in Missouri, but we didn't realize how much more. A new report on 2012-2013 beer sales from the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, through it reveals a decline for the fourth year in a row, shows a maj ... More >>
The latest addition to the Anheuser-Busch flagship brewery (South 12th Street & Lynch Street; 314-577-2626), an outdoor biergarten, is now open. Anheuser-Busch is hoping that the new space will attract even more visitors, and, if you can believe it, get people to try some new beers (no, not Bud Ligh ... More >>
Kristen KlempertThe Joint: The Scottish Arms 6-8 South Sarah Street; 314-535-0551 The Hours: 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Late-night happy hour 10 p.m.-close The Deal: $3 rails, $2 off draft beers, $1 off wine by the glass, $2 baskets of crisps. Late-night happy hour: Specials including $4 wee bombs ... More >>
Kristen KlempertVodka makes us happy. Does vodka make you happy?The Joint: Sub Zero Vodka Bar 306 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1200 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m. The Deal: $4 vodka infusions, half off Anheuser-Busch bottled beers, half off select appetizers. To hell with the beers, bring o ... More >>
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (which is now, of course, part of the InBev conglomerate) has long been a font of carbonated sustenance to college kids across the United States, appealing to thirsty scholars and rabid game-day fans alike. Through i ... More >>
This is the last non-holiday weekend 'til 2010, so get out there and enjoy it! Here are our ten suggestions for things to do this weekend that will cost your $10 or less! Image ViaJimmy Keuhnle brings his fluffy performance art to the Gateway Arch Friday.Inflatable Suit Performance Tour at the Ga ... More >>
Any other month of the year you might be called a cheap-skate, penny-pinching tight-wad. But this is December. Being low on expendable funds ostensibly means you've spent your hard-earned money on gifts for loved ones. Stay fly this weekend on a budget and catch the holiday spirit with these suggest ... More >>
anheuser-busch.comOn Monday, Anheuser-Busch-InBev announced the nationwide release of Bud Light Golden Wheat, the latest spin-off of the company's most popular brand (Chelada, anyone?) and another attempt by the world's largest brewer to break into the micro-brew market and quench the nation's ev ... More >>
anheuser-busch.comOver at Daily RFT, my colleague Keegan Hamilton has a new post about Anheuser-Busch's latest beer product, Bud Light Golden Wheat. Citing beer blogger Lew Bryson, Hamilton wonders why Anheuser-Busch won't give more specifics about what specific type of wheat beer the latest iter ... More >>
On Friday we told you how Bud Light has been forced to stop selling its school-colors themed "Fan Cans" near the University of Missouri and dozens of other college campuses nationwide. In hindsight, perhaps college administrators got their undies in a bunch because Anheuser-Busch didn't employ a cle ... More >>
budlight.com Add Mizzou to the list of schools that fail to see the "genius" of the Bud Light Fan Can. Chancellor Brady Deaton has officially registered his disapproval.As Chad reported last week, Fan Cans, A-B's latest ad campaign for the fall, involves selling cans of Bud-Light decorated ... More >>
No matter your, ahem, tastes, you can probably agree that the latest Bud Light marketing campaign stinks. Not only is "drinkability" an absurd, made-up word, the commercials that feature people "drawing" on the screen seem about ten years behind the technology curve. Luckily, the ad-maker ... More >>
Have you heard the news? Anheuser-Busch's entertainment Web site, Bud.TV, is finito. The company switched it off yesterday. Today the site features only the placeholder to the left accompanied by a short message thanking the millions of viewers who've logged into the site over the past two years. I ... More >>
Wow! You hear the news? Beer scion August Busch IV divorced his wife Kathryn Lisa Busch (formerly Kathryn Thatcher) on Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court. The couple married just over two years ago. Busch is 44. His ex-wife just 28. I, for one, am glad to hear that Busch IV is back in the f ... More >>
A colleague passed along this "Budget Travel" item on CNN. In remarkably simplistic language, it observes that St. Louis isn't just about Anheuser-Busch. (No crap. Would it have killed them to put this in the context of the InBev buyout?) The Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks, Alandale Brewing Co., ... More >>
In today's news: CEO news from Tyson and Chipotle, AB ditches the free beer, and scientists give cocaine to bees.
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Anheuser-Busch InBev employees are buzzing about imminent job cuts in the wake of InBev's recent acquisition of St. Louis' corporate crown jewel. The company today announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs in the United States, about 75 percent of them (1,050 jobs) in St. Louis. According to ... More >>
OK, getting this in just under the wire here. Scientists find that eating red meat and dairy products introduces a sugar that helps bacterial infections, such as E. coli, take hold. (Science News) More bad news from our scientist friends: Wine may contain dangerous levels of heavy metals. (Press A ... More >>
www.chicagoist.com Every Wednesday, from roughly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Delmar Loop institution Cicero's hosts beer school. As part of a semi-regular account of the beer sampling and sudsy knowledge gained, RFT editorial fellow Matt Kasper will write about the beer he tastes and the people who present ... More >>
Gut Check recommends three ways you won't go hungry this weekend. 1. The Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) hosts Belgian Beer & Mussel Mania today and tomorrow from 5 p.m.-Midnight. Mussels, Belgian-style beers, live music and (I'm sure) much discussion of Anheuser-Busch's new Belgian masters. ... More >>
Photo: Nick Lucchesi On the off chance you didn't hear the news last night -- or see the V-E Day-style headline in today's Post-Dispatch -- Anheuser-Busch has accepted InBev's $52 billion (or $70 a share) takeover bid. This creates not only the world's biggest brewer, but also a situation of some d ... More >>
Today the Chicago-based satire rag The Onion focused its always-hilarious ''American Voices'' section on the whole InBev/Anheuser-Busch snafu. Click the image for a larger version. Alas, while we thought they might have been inspired by Unreal's exclusive interview with Tom Schlafly and his tin ... More >>
Special Baltimore hotel room edition! Reaction from Governor Blunt and others to InBev's offer for Anheuser-Busch. (AFP) The latest on the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes and serious Congressional criticism on the FDA's food-safety efforts. (Washington Post) Pirates threaten World Food Program fo ... More >>
The latest on the United Nations summit on the global food crisis. (Reuters) Could an ingredient in red wine slow human aging? A new study suggests it could. (New York Times) Anheuser-Busch has hired Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to advise on the InBev takeover bid. (Atlanta Business Chronicle) We ... More >>
Could the proposed InBev takeover of Anheuser-Busch lead to more consolidation in the beer biz? (Bloomberg) In spite of the food crisis, Congress has diverted money from research programs into protecting crops from disease into earmarks. (AP) Mexico takes steps to address the crisis, cutting impor ... More >>
Variety brings the fun
Once again, the big news this morning: Food & Wine magazine has announced its Best New Chefs for 2008, and St. Louis' own Gerard Craft of Niche is among them. Elsewhere: The president of the World Bank says to fight rising food costs, the world needs to work together. (Reuters) Anheuser-Busch is ... More >>
Week of December 27, 2007
Snag part of Unreal's crapucopia of gifts for your office gift exchange!
Sometimes, calling a new restaurant "a new restaurant" feels wrong. Not wrong in the sense of incorrect. Wrong like waking up hung-over in a youth hostel, not quite sure which former Soviet republic you're visiting. Wrong like rooting for a ball club that's not your childhood team. Off, odd, eerie. ... More >>
Joe theorizes why the Cards have gotten so many "Get Out of Jail Free" cards.
There must be something in the water over at Lynch and 12th Streets. A-B, King of Beers, announced yesterday that it's making friends with the Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, a staunch and longtime foe. No, the two companies have not put to rest the dozens of pending trademark cases over the name ... More >>
Week of December 21, 2006
Tony La Russa loves So Taguchi; Kevin McGowan hates Twain. And as for Unreal? Well, we're pretty darn fond of Budweiser slogans and a rather imaginative local blogger.
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Lynch Street Bistro, 1031 Lynch Street, 314-752-5777.
Unreal finally finds happiness with that elusive combination of beer, prophylaxes and popcorn shrimp; plus, Whitey Herzog in a Misfits T-shirt!
Celebrate Thanksgiving the way the Pilgrims did: at a casino with Vietnamese pop stars!
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King of Beers plays the angles to put money in Krewson's pocket
Ralph Nader tries to derail the corporate-sponsored presidential debates with a lawsuit. Protesters have their own plans to disrupt the Bush-Gore affair at Wash. U.