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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Budweiser and Bud Light Ingredients Made Public for the First Time

    Just 24 hours after a blogger launched an online petition to see what exactly is in Anheuser-Busch beers, A-B InBev has published its ingredients for the first time. Vani Hari, a.k.a. Food Babe, started the campaign because there are so many things allowed to be in beer, but unlike drinks such as Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Boulevard Brewing Sold to Belgium-Based Duvel Moortgat

    Boulevard Brewing Company (2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City; 816-474-7095) announced yesterday that it has been bought by Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat. Kansas City fans were very dismayed on social media, much as we were when InBev swooped up Anheuser-Busch in 2011. But president and founder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Anheuser-Busch Biergarten Now Open

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: Jan. 25-26

    Winter wages on -- embrace it by attending a frosty brewfest or St. Charles' Fete de Glace. Alternatively, you won't have to look far for ways to warm up. Try the Mardi Gras Wine, Beer & Whiskey Tasting or the Rep Theatre's annual Food and Wine Experience. Friday (Jan. 25): Mardi Gras Wine, Beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Anheuser-Busch InBev Gets Free Advertising -- Twice -- from the Movie Flight

    Oh, those devilishly clever execs at Anheuser-Busch InBev. First, they discover that Robert Zemeckis' brand-new film Flight contains scenes where Denzel Washington's character -- an alcoholic airline captain -- swills bottles of Budweiser. Let's put that another way: They figure out that millions of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Poll: Should Anheuser-Busch InBev Keep Funding Lance Armstrong's Cancer "Charity"?

    Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is now considered so toxic in the wake of recent doping accusations that big sponsors such as Nike and Trek are running for the hills. So too is Anheuser-Busch InBev. The beer giant used to pay Armstrong to promote Mic Ultra, but n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    This Week in Anheuser-Busch InBev World Domination

    Oh, yawn, just another week in Anheuser-Busch InBev's Borg-like growth across the world. First came news that A-B has agreed with the St. Louis Cardinals and developer Cordish Companies to be a tenant for the first phase of the long-delayed Ballpark Village project. A-B will open a restaurant feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Anheuser-Busch Test Markets Margarita-Flavored Beer

    ​You'd think that the brain trust at Anheuser-Busch InBev would have considered the margarita earlier. After all, the blend of tequila, lime juice and orange-flavored liqueur is one of the most popular mixed drinks in America. But, no. When the brewery first looked south of the border for inspirat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    AB-InBev Wants You to "Track Your Bud"

    Look closely at that Budweiser in your hand. It has a German name. It was produced by Brazilians. Its brand-name used to be owned by the Dutch. But it's distinctly American. If you're confused, worry not. Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new software program called "Track Your Bud," allowing you ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011
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    October 20, 2011

    Report: AB-InBev Outraged Over World Series Bet Excluding Budweiser

    Cardinals and Budweiser: Nothing to make light of.​St. Louis gossipmeister Jerry Berger writes this week that Anheuser-Busch InBev "is pissed" with a friendly wager that Mayor Francis Slay made with Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck over the World Series. The bet would have Slay winning some Texas stea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Budweiser Hopes "Bow Tie" Can Boosts Sales

    New can: Does it Bud for you? ​We'd always heard that the beer industry was pretty much recession-proof. In good economic times, people drank because they were happy. In bad economic times, people drank perhaps even more because they were depressed. Well, so much for that, at least according to An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Formerly AB-Owned Purus Vodka Expands Distribution

    Image viaThis sexy bottle is "designed to emulate the shape of a water droplet off of the Italian Alps!" Recognize!​In 2008, InBev bought Anheuser-Busch, creating ABInBev, now the world's largest brewer. Of course, you know that! The story dominated the news for a large chunk of that summer. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    August Busch IV Saga Tackled by BusinessWeek

    August Busch IV gets the BusinessWeek treatment.​Cocaine! Oxycodone! A former Hooters waitress, dead in a darkened bedroom!A very bad beer baron!A BusinessWeek feature story that hit the Internets today, "Fall of the House of Busch," details the 2010 death of the girlfriend of August Busch IV, Adr ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011
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    April 12, 2011

    Review Preview: Six Row Brewing Company

    Jennifer SilverbergBeer flights at Six Row Brewing Company​I took a break from writing reviews last week. What did I do instead? I drank beer. Specifically, I drank beer at Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600). I also tried some of the fare from the brewpub's relatively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    The Women of August Busch IV (NSFW)

    Adrienne Nicole Martin​While the tragic death of Adrienne Nicole Martin remains shrouded in mystery, her passing confirms one thing: St. Louis' most notorious bachelor is back on the prowl.August Busch IV, who served as CEO of Anheuser-Busch prior to its acquisition by InBev, reportedly had been d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Researcher: InBev Pushes Anti-Booze Program That's Destined to Fail

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Brazilian Investment Firm Buys Burger King

    Image viaBurger King now has an even greater global presence!​Brazilian investment firm 3G will purchase perpetual fast-food bridesmaid Burger King for roughly $4 billion, the New York Times reports. The deal holds some (admittedly tangential) interest for St. Louis.A backer of 3G is Brazilian bil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Schlafly Rises in Craft Beer Volume Ranks; A-B Still #1 Overall

    Image viaStill looming large.​The Brewers Association has released its annual list of the top 50 craft and overall breweries by volume. The St. Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly beers, ranked #41 on this year's list of craft brewers, up from #50 last year.Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, is #1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    AB-InBev Brewery Workers Choose Between Buyouts and Layoffs

    Image viaWho's behind the latest brewery lay-offs?​Like a shopper deciding between Bud Light and Bud Select, local brewery workers are stuck with two underwhelming options from AB-InBev: retire early or get laid off.We missed this story when it first appeared in last Friday's St. Louis Business Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    AB-InBev to Employees: This Job Cut Is For You

    Image Via An armadillo after losing his job to corporate "restructuring"​If something happens every month is it still considered news? We only ask because Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its plans to lay off another 400-plus employees from its North American workforce. That's the third time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.25

    ​ A look at the industrial methods to make meat safer. Urinating on the steaks isn't mentioned. (Chicago Tribune, Canton Rep)A-B InBev and unions reach agreement in Belgian brewery strikes. (Wall Street Journal)New generation of winery ends, turns to vegetable production. (New York Times)A e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 1.18

    ​ New Jersey state Assembly passes bill requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus. (Convenience Store News)Anti-E. coli treatment might lead to cookie dough shortage. InBev labor dispute affects Stella Artois supply. (USA Today, BBC)People make dinner parties difficult. (Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    The Axe Continues to Fall at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    And this time more St. Louis jobs were on the chopping block. The once-local company announced last Friday afternoon -- prime time for issuing bad news press releases -- that a "small number" of domestic brewery workers were being laid off.Image Via​Via the St. Louis Business Journal:Jim Brickey, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Fired AB-InBev Workers In Belgium Took Their Bosses Hostage

    photo by Reuters via Brisbane TimesAngry Belgian brewers took hostages and burned pallets in the street​Yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced that nearly 800 workers in Belgium and Germany -- ten percent of the company's European workforce -- were about to lose their jobs in a cost-cutting mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dive or Not? Arena Bar and Grill Tests the Dive Bomber

    Robin Wheeler​Can a bar be a dive if it has flowers planted in front and offers issues of local foodie magazines? Can a dive bomber be a dive bomber if she goes to a bar and drinks nothing but iced tea?Yes, if I'm having lunch at Arena Bar and Grill. This tavern on the bottom level of a rambling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Woman Discovers Glass Ceiling is Big Ol' Bottle of Budweiser

    Not all ladies are so wild on about Budweiser.​Francine Katz thought her 2002 promotion to Vice President of Communications and Consumer Affairs at Anheuser-Busch was her ticket to untold riches as an executive of a major corporation. Instead, Katz claims she received compensation worth just a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    What!? Anheuser-Busch Has "Frat House" Culture!? We'd Never Guess Based on Its Ads!

    Today a former Anheuser-Busch executive filed a lawsuit claiming her former employer  discriminated against her based upon her gender. The suit filed by Francine Katz claims Anheuser-Busch (now AB-InBev) has a "locker room and frat party atmosphere" that works against female employees. Whoa! St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Busch: A Great Recession Libation

    Anheuser-Busch InBev posted strong gains yesterday for the first quarter of 2009. The results surprised some analysts who thought the weak economy and transition pains from InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch could disrupt sales. Instead the combined company saw revenue increase 4.7 percent a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Thursday, March 12: Morning's Newz

    Police in Maryland Heights are on the lookout for the "feces bandit" -- a suspect accused of spreading human excrement in Wesport Plaza bathrooms. The bandit has also been leaving his (or her) "trail" on vending machines on college campuses. Terry Sedlacek, the man charged with gunning down the Rev. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Thursday, March 5: Morning's Newz

    Clooney chaos continues in St. Louis! The actor and crew filmed parts of "Up in the Air" last night in a downtown office building.In other news...St. Charles police have busted several bars on the city's historic Main Street for serving underage patrons. Bouncers routinely allowed a 19-year-old poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Anheuser-Busch Dethroned After 10 Straight Years With Best Super Bowl Commercial

    The results are in for USA Today's annual Super Bowl Ad Meter ratings, and for the first time in a decade the winner isn't Anheuser-Busch (or AB InBev, as we affectionately refer to it today).Also for the first-time ever the best commercial wasn't created by an advertising company. This year's top s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Anheuser-Busch: Tales from the Crypt

    This comes a couple weeks after the fact, but I thought it interesting enough for a retelling here. A friend of mine works for a moving company, and recently he told me about a job he had over the winter holidays cleaning out the executive suites at the Anhueser-Busch brewery.Until the InBev acquisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.9

    In today's news: job cuts at Anheuser-Busch, Whole Foods sues and a bird-flu outbreak in Hong Kong.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    News Quiz: Floyd Irons, Federal Mortgage Fraud, Vashon High School Scandal, Federal Penitentiary...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

    "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said the 'ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'"Those words resonated last week after I interviewed...[whose name goes here?]."It's news quiz time, boys and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    AB InBev To Lay Off 1,000 in St. Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    A Few Suggestions for the New AB InBev Bosses

    Now that the InBev buyout of Anheuser-Busch is official -- the $52 billion deal was finalized Tuesday morning -- there's inevitably going to be some changes at the brewery. Most of them, experts predict, will have to do with job responsibility changes and likely job losses as positions are merged. D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 9.29

    China's tainted-milk scandal spreads to British candy giant Cadbury. (AP) InBev shareholders approve the company's takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) As you probably know, Paul Newman passed away this weekend. Here a look back at the iconic actor's many food endeavors. (Hartford Courant) - Ian Froe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.19

    The Department of Justice wants more info on InBev's planned takeover of Anheuser-Busch. (AFP) Controversy about potential grape-mixing in another Italian wine, vino nobile di Montepulciano. (Chicago Tribune) God help us all: The Food Network is working on a show described as a cross between eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Top Ten Off-Field Cardinals Moments of '08

    By AARON SCHAFER (e-mail) Here at The Rundown, we pay a lot of attention to the action on the field. It is kind of our job, after all. But what happens on the field is only part of the story. It's been a busy year for the St. Louis Cardinals, and only a fraction of the action has occurred between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.2

    InBev increases the pressure in its bid for Anheuser-Busch. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Starbucks announces that it will close 600 stores -- 500 more than originally planned. (New York Times) The International Monetary Fund warns that the food crisis could cause havoc in the general economy. (The Ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    A-B Sale Gets The Onion Treatment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    In This Week's Issue: Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Par and Steak-Umms

    My review of Eleven Eleven Mississippi is now available online. Click here to read. Also in this week's issue: Malcolm ponders the Steak-umm and InBev's bid for A-B, while Krisite visits the new bar in the old Hi-Pointe, Par. -Ian Froeb Photo: www.lizzieb.biz

  • Dining

    June 18, 2008
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    June 17, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.17

    Governor Matt Blunt and Senator Kit Bond ask the FTC to intervene in InBev's proposed buyout of Anheuser-Busch. (BizJournals.com) The FDA pursues a hot lead in the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes. (Reuters) Could an unorthodox method of farming rice help ease the global food crisis? (New York Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.16

    InBev warns Anheuser-Busch: Don't try to counter our offer by acquiring another company. (Bloomberg) Yet another warning on rising food costs, this time from the finance ministers of the G8 nations. (New York Times) The latest on the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes: Tomatoes from more states are c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.6

    The end of the United Nations summit on the global food crisis: Pledges to solve the problem, but many questions remain -- especially about biofuels. (New York Times) The World Trade Organization advocates for a free-trade deal to help with the food crisis. (Guardian) Anheuser-Busch shareholders c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.4

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Financial Times: InBev Targets Anheuser-Busch

    According to the Alphaville blog of the Financial Times, Belgian beverage giant InBev is putting together a $46-billion takeover plan for Anheuser-Busch. A direct approach to approach to Anheuser chief executive August Busch IV is being planned, although expecting a cool reception, the InBev team a ... More >>

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