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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV

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    July 1, 2014

    Anheuser-Busch Releases Epic Commercial Ahead of USA vs. Belgium Game

    Drinking Anheuser-Busch products is basically the definition of 'Murica, so it's no surprise that the brewery is in full patriot mode for the World Cup. We're playing Belgium today, and A-B's famous clydesdales are super excited for it. Also, fighter jets. And motorcycles. Cheerleaders. SEQUINS. Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Judge Rules Anheuser-Busch Isn't Watering Down Its Beer After All

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    A Brew for You: Goose Island's "Four Sisters" Will Impress Wine-Loving Beer Drinkers

    After being purchased by Anheuser Busch InBev, many beer aficionados expressed concern that Goose Island, a much-loved Chicago based brewery, would lose its identity in the transition from craft to corporate. What we're concerned with is the beer. With the powerful backing of A-B, Goose Island rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    6 World Series Bets Between St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox Fans

    It's Game Day, Birds! The Commissioner's Trophy and a year's worth of bragging rights are at stake for the St. Louis Cardinals, and fans are finding ways to make the Fall Classic even more interesting. We found politicians, radio stations and even churches who are wagering on the series. Here are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Goose Island's "Migration Week" Kicks Off with Rare Brews

    Goose Island Beer Co. is going national. After Anheuser-Busch InBev purchased the Chicago-based brewery in 2011, production and distribution have kicked up several notches to meet the growing demand for the delicious brews. In order to bring its beer to more people, Goose Island chose twelve cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Budweiser Releases Project 12 2013 with Three New, Experimental Beers

    As much as we are loathe to admit it, not all Budweiser is brewed here in St. Louis. There are twelve breweries around the country -- Baldwinsville, Newark, LA, Houston, Columbus, Jacksonville, Merrimack, Williamsburg, Fairfield, Fort Collins and Cartersville. Budweiser's Project 12 challenges the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Taste of St. Louis: What to Do and Eat

    It's finally here! St. Louis' huge, annual food event, Taste of St. Louis (Soldiers Memorial Plaza, 14th & Chestnut streets), is upon us. Oh, sorry, it's the "Budweiser Taste of St. Louis" this year now that Anheuser-Busch is a big sponsor, but we can't complain about more beer now, can we? All the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Budweiser Less Patriotic Than New Balance? WTF?

    St. Louis may be a little biased, but beer doesn't get much more American than Budweiser. The patriotism's built right into the Anheuser-Busch logo with its bald eagle and all. Yet, Budweiser is somehow a less patriotic brand than New Balance?! See also: -Anheuser-Busch to Roll Out Margarita-Flavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Anheuser-Busch Accused of Watering Down Beer; Deceiving Customers

    A new class action lawsuit filed in courts around the country is accusing Anheuser-Busch of adding water to its beers in the final stages of bottling. "Because water is cheaper than alcohol, AB adds extra water to its finished products to produce malt beverages that consistently have significantly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Beer Book War! Updated Anheuser-Busch Biography Available as E-Edition

    Last week Riverfront Times told you about Bitter Brew, the new biography of the Busch family that comes out this month from publisher HaperCollins. But Bitter Brew isn't the first book to examine St. Louis' first family of beer, nor is it the only book about the brewer to go on sale this fall. Under ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    DC Flag Could Fly Over St. Louis City Hall; Mayors Bet on NLDS

    See this flag? It could be flying over St. Louis city hall next week should the Nationals beat the Cardinals in the National League Division Series. See also: AB-InBev Outraged Over World Series Bet Excluding Budweiser

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    St. Louis-Based American Patriot Beer Makes Its Local Debut

    Lifelong St. Louisan John Beal's favorite beer growing up was Budweiser. "I always wanted the Budweiser car to win," he says. When its parent company Anheuser-Busch was purchased by Belgian brewing behemoths InBev in 2008, the career roofer was "bothered" by the takeover, and decided to take matters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    In Honor of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, Gut Check Plans to Launch Our Own Brew

    Image viaSt. Louis Craft Beer Week offers lots and lots of fancy-pants brew-centric events.​Call us crazy, but sometimes Gut Check International HQ misses the good ol' days when Anheuser-Busch drove this city like a team of clydesdales and you could actually buy a Busch beer at the stadium tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Anheuser-Busch Wants to Trademark Your Area Code

    Image viaAnheuser-Busch may not want to use this trademark -- but they definitely want to own it.​If brewing giant Anheuser-Busch gets its way, we won't just be living in the 314.We'll be living in the 314 (TM).The St. Louis-based brewery, now owned by Belgian conglomerate InBev, has applied for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Biz Journal's "30 Under 30" Features St. Louis Food Folk [UPDATED]

    The St. Louis Business Journal released its annual "30 Under 30" list of local business up-and-comers. Five honorees are from the food-business sector, ranging from small-business entrepreneurs to rising bigwigs at huge local corporations. Anthony Bommarito Jr. is poised to operate A. Bommarito Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Thurman Grill & Provisions' Neighborly Happy Hour

    Kristen KlempertThurman Grill & Provisions​ The Joint: Thurman Grill & Provisions 4069 Shenandoah Avenue; 772-8484 The Hours: Tues.-Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat. Noon-7 p.m. The Deal: $4 Jagers, $.50 off drafts, $3.50 rails, ½ off second glass or bottle of wine The Scene: Hidden in the tree-lined n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    $1.5 Million to Settle Wrongful-Death Suit? Busch IV Has Paid Bigger Bar Tabs

    ...and death, too!​The Post-Dispatch reports this morning that August Busch IV will pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful-death suit brought on behalf of the son of his deceased girlfriend, Adrienne Martin. Martin died of a drug overdose at Busch IV's suburban St. Louis home in December. Prosecuto ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    Amputations at Anheuser-Busch Can Factory Remind Daily RFT of Halloween Joke

    ​The Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week slapped Metal Container -- an Arnold-based can maker for Anheuser-Busch InBev -- with a $107,000 in fines for 14 violations of federal safety standards. The OSHA crackdown follows two amputations at the plant, in which one employee lost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    August Busch IV Confession Offers More Heartbreak Than Answers

    August Busch IV​Are we the only ones not sure of what to make of August Busch IV's confession today to the Post-Dispatch? Speaking publicly for the first time since his 27-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, was found dead in his home last month, Busch suggests that she may have died from Trazod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Book on Anheuser-Busch Takeover Paints Busch III and IV at Odds

    ​A new book on InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch doesn't paint the most flattering picture of August Busch III and his son, August Busch IV. In Dethroning the King, author Julie MacIntosh (a reporter with the Financial Times) writes that Busch III's spending sprees as CEO of the St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Adds Investigative Reporters to Masthead

    The Anheuser-Busch InBev beat remains vacant, but the local daily is beefing up its investigative chops in other areas with the just-announced hiring of two new reporters. Jim Doyle, a former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who's been covering airier subjects of late, will wor ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009
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    June 3, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Who Says Size Matters?

    Craft brewers.And they are the subject of a sudsy documentary, Beer Wars, playing only one night -- TONIGHT -- in movie theaters across the country.Made by a woman who's allergic to alcohol (egads!), the documentary focuses on micro-brewers Rhonda Kallman of New Century Brewing and Sam Calagione of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Who Says Size Matters?

    Craft brewers do.And they are the subject of a sudsy documentary, Beer Wars, playing only one night -- TONIGHT -- in movie theaters across the country.Made by a woman who's allergic to alcohol (egads!), the documentary homes in on micro-brewers Rhonda Kallman of New Century Brewing and Sam Calagione ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Kid Rock's Name to Grace Detroit Tigers' Ballpark, Official Stadium Beer

    Press release of the week winner. Everyone else can go home. It was announced today that Kid Rock has purchased the naming rights to the home of the Detroit Tigers for an undisclosed sum. Kid Rock and The Michigan Brewing Company, in a separate negotiation, are proud to announce that Kid Rock's for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Budweiser, Champagne, Missouri Pecans... What's in a Name?

    Reading earlier today about how Anheuser-Busch InBev has lost another round in European courts over the use of the name "Budweiser" in Europe reminded me of the very swell time I had reporting the story, "Bounty By The County," back in the spring/summer of 2006. I know Beth Barham, whom the piece pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 3.25

    The need to reduce meat consumption in the developed world needs to be balanced against the need for meat in the developing world. (BBC News)AB InBev loses another round of its ongoing copyright battle over the Budweiser brand in Europe. (Reuters)Signs of a thaw in the Anthony Bourdain-Rachael Ray c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: McLain's Corner

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.Saturday morning, I got the following quasi-anonymous text: "Hey, Wheeler. Why do yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Carlsbad, New Mexico: No Longer a Bud Light Kind of Town

    Even with the InBev buyout of Anheuser-Busch last year, it's safe to say that St. Louis will forever be a Budweiser town. The same cannot be said for Carlsbad, New Mexico. Following public outcry, the city's A-B distributor covered up a billboard this week that greeted motorists to Carlsbad with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The Entirely 100% Unauthorized August Busch IV Dating Contest!

    There's no sugar-coating this one: It has been a rough couple of months for August Busch IV. In November the beer scion watched helplessly as Belgian brewing behemoth InBev swooped in to buy the former family business that bears his name. Then just last week the recently unemployed Busch IV divorced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    FoodWire: CNN Travel Piece Highlights St. Louis Brewpubs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.16

    In today's news: Whole Foods has support in Congress, China bans substances from food, AB InBev loses a court battle and Iron Chef America for the Wii.

  • Dining

    November 5, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    Beer School: Week 1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9.11

    A group of beer drinkers sues to stop InBev's buyout of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) Wine critic Robert Parker faces defamation charges in France. (AP) Is Amazon.com planning to sell wine? (Reuters) Pregnant women should eat fish, a new study finds. (UPI) - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.22

    Jalapeños are now the leading culprit in the salmonella outbreak. (New York Times) You still won't be able to find a Bud in Cuba, despite InBev's presence in the country. (Reuters) The harrowing tale of an outbreak of ciguatera, a particularly nasty form of food poisoning, on a fishing boat. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 7.17

    Anheuser-Busch's theme parks could be the first things sold as InBev looks to save costs following the buyout. (Economic Times) Tougher standards for farmed seafood at Whole Foods. (AP) France faces a shortage of snails. The culprit? Economic migration. (The Independent) - Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    The Anheuser-Busch Buyout: A Contrarian Take

    Interesting, provocative essay by Edward McClelland over at Salon. He argues no one should feel bad about InBev buying out Anheuser-Busch because AB's growth to American behemoth was largely based on it stamping out other American breweries, largely due to its marketing prowess. Worth a read. Here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Budweiser vs. Stella Artois: A Taste Test

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.11

    Cue the dramatic music: InBev's bid for Anheuser-Busch has turned "friendly" -- and a deal could be done as soon as next week. (New York Times) The rise in food costs will hit school meals this fall. (U.S. News & World Report) The USDA gives a Nebraska meatpacker the OK after its recall of E. coli ... More >>

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    July 11, 2008

    Meet the New Boss! InBev CEO Carlos Brito

    We don't know about you, but Unreal was thirsty for more after reading the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's "exclusive interview" with InBev chief/Anheuser-Busch bidder Carlos Brito. In his informal meeting with the daily, Brito (dressed in a shirt with no tie!) discussed his dedication to St. Louis, his l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.9

    Anheuser-Busch sues to prevent the InBev takeover bid. (Bloomberg) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer says the country's meat supply is safe. (AP) In South Korea, doctors eat U.S. beef to dispel fears that it carries mad cow disease. (AP) Last night was the season finale of Gordon Ramsay's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.7

    Could fresh salsa be the culprit of the salmonella outbreak? (ABC News) InBev might try to oust the board of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) Japan pledges $50 million in food aid. (AFP) Joey Chestnut wins the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest for the second year in a row. No one died. Godot did not ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 5.28

    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 >>

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    May 27, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 5.27

    Could Anheuser-Busch stave off InBev's takeover bid by buying a Mexican brewer Modelo? (Times) Fears that some of the labs that inspect food imports could be in cahoots with the importers to mislead the FDA. (Chicago Tribune) Even waiting for food handouts can be dangerous in Myanmar. (New York Ti ... More >>

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