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    July 15, 2014

    LouFest Releases Full Schedule; Single-Day Tickets Now On Sale

    LouFest's organizers have finally released the full schedule for this year's lineup, with dates and times and everything. This answers the most oft-asked question we've heard with regards to the event: What day does OutKast play? (The duo will shut the festival down on Sunday.)

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    March 5, 2014

    Gut Check Taste Test: Bud Light Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita

    Bud Light Lime debuted the newest flavors of its popular Lime-A-Rita malt beverage this week, and we tasted it so you don't have to. In addition to Lime-A-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita, there is now Mang-O-Rita and Raz-Ber-Rita which are mango and raspberry flavored, respectively. The carbonated alcoholic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    In St. Louis "Remake" of Bud Light Super Bowl Commercial, Nothing Goes According to Plan

    Remember that Bud Light commercial from the Super Bowl? No, not the cute dog who befriends a Clydesdale. The Bud Light commercial, where an unsuspecting dude goes for a highly-orchestrated and totally random night out with Reggie Watts, Don Cheadle, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a bunch of twins and a ll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Casting Call: Are You Cool Enough To Be on St. Louis' Crappy Version of The Hills?

    Are you a twenty-something fresh out of college, spending your days at Whole Foods and your nights at Bar Napoli, always surrounded by a group of loud, crazy friends? We know a television company that wants to put you on TV.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    LouFest Schedule is Out Now, Single-Day Tickets On Sale

    Publicity PhotoIcona Pop, writers of the song that is everywhere right now, perform at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.The good people of LouFest have announced the set times for all of the bands on the lineup this year -- unsurprisingly, Wilco and the Killers will close out the two night affair on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Track Your Bud: Busch Stadium Budweiser Not from St. Louis?

    Gut Check recently received an e-mail from an inquisitive reader alerting us to a somewhat counterintuitive discovery made while using Budweiser's new Track Your Bud app. The app is pretty straightforward: Plug in the "born on" date or QR code found on the can or bottle and the origins of your bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita vs. Bud Light Lime-A-Rita: The Gut Check Taste Test

    Earlier this week Gut Check sallied forth to Randall's Wines and Spirits (1910 S. Jefferson Avenue; 314-865-0199) and got our hands on a case of Bud Light's new Straw-Ber-Rita and a case of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita. It was time for a taste test. Here at Gut Check International Headquarters, we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Bud Light Jumps on Equality Bandwagon, Homophobe Beer Drinkers Pissed

    If you're on Facebook, you've likely seen the proliferation of red and pink equal signs in lieu of profile pictures, a gesture of support for gay-marriage equality as the United States Supreme Court considers two cases on the topic. Since then, lots of fans have started "remixing" the equal sign. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    A-B Unleashes the Straw-Ber-Rita on Unwitting Drinkers

    Well, crap. Anheuser-Busch is at it again. On the heels of last year's stunning success with its Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, A-B has released the Straw-Ber-Rita. Contrary to what it sounds like (a sad border-town stripper), the Straw-Ber-Rita is a mixture of Bud Light Lime and strawberry flavoring. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Gut Check Taste Tests Anheuser-Busch's New Bud Light Lime-A-Rita

    On March 6, Gut Check shared our experience test marketing a new Anheuser-Busch/InBev product, Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, a malt-liquor mashup mixed with Bud Light Lime. Research revealed that AB planned to release the product in April, and recently we received a shipment of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita at Gut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Five Scenarios When Minors Should Be Allowed to Drink Alcohol

    Last week, the Illinois Senate approved the proposed "sip and spit" legislation that now moves to the House. If passed, the bill would make it legal for culinary students 20-years-old and younger to taste and spit alcohol (much like what you're suppose to do at wineries, but that rarely occurs). The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Win Tickets to Friday Night's Missouri Valley Tournament

    ​We have two sets of tickets to Arch Madness on Friday night for the 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. games. They're good seats, too, inside the club section with access to the Bud Light Zone for free appetizers, soda and discounted adult beverages. But here's the catch: To win a pair you must correctly answe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Best Super Bowl Commercials by the Music

    The Darkness saved Samsung's ad from spiraling down into forgettable territory. ​Let's be blunt. This year's Super Bowl was dismal for Midwesterners. Sure, there were exceptions. Transplants from Boston, New York City or New Jersey may have enjoyed the game. Some may have had a rooting intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: February 3-February 5

    Friday (Feb. 3): Missouri Organic Association organic food workshops @ St. Louis Union Station Marriott Catch the last couple of days of this annual conference geared toward urban and suburan farms and gardeners, gardener wannabes and foodies, featuring plenty of workshops ranging from consumer he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Vote for Best St. Louis Super Bowl Ad: Budweiser vs. Dirt Cheap Chicken

    Dirt Cheap lived up to its name in a bargain-basement production.​We know the drill this morning. Time to re-watch all those Super Bowl commercials you missed while heading back to the fridge. Here -- in no particular order -- are the ads with St. Louis connections that we noticed during last nigh ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 25, 2010
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    November 15, 2010

    Mizzou Researchers Discover Beer is Nicer if it Comes in a Fan Can

    budlight.comTurns out those real men of marketing genius were onto something after all.​Remember the Bud Light Fan Cans? They were Anheuser-Busch's great marketing ploy in the early days of the 2009 college football season. The brewery produced special colorful cans of Bud Light that strangely eno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    World Cuppage: Brazil 2 - North Korea 1; Symbolic Caipirinhas at Yemanja Brasil

    photos by Keegan HamiltonA shaker made from Bud Light can and a caipirinha: two essential ingredients for Brazilian soccer.​The caipirinha, a blend of lime, sugar and cachaça (fermented sugar cane), is the national cocktail of Brazil. At Yemanja Brasil in Benton Park, it's served in lowball glass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.5

    It's Cinco de Mayo - how many pickled jalapenos can you cram down your gullet? Eat Me Daily reports that a new world record in pickled jalapeno eating was set last weekend by some poor fool willing do down 275 of the vinegar heat bombs during double overtime. But he's a professional eater. The amat ... 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

    January 27, 2010

    Watch the Bud Light "Clothing Drive" Commercial You Won't See During Super Bowl

    Former hometown-owned "I'd like to congratulate Sarah on running the most successful clothing drive ever."​light beer Bud Light shared this commercial -- which won't be aired during the Super Bowl -- on Tuesday on its Facebook page. While not as racy as the ad featuring a guy trying to buy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Anheuser-Busch Sends 350,000 Cans of Water To Haiti.

    Image via Flickr​No, it's not actually Bud Light.As the brewer has done in the past when there's been a natural disaster and clean water is hard to come by, they ship in drinking water in what looks like plain white beer cans. As memory serves, last time they did this was after Hurricane Katrina.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: Lunch and a Bucket at the Block House Saloon

    ​I lived near the Block House Saloon for eight years but never set foot in it. A woman I knew from our neighborhood diner worked there, and she always scared the shit out of me. Assuming she represented the staff and clientele, I kept my distance, even though the beautifully dilapidated building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Is AB-InBev Trying to Play Down the Belgian Roots of Bud Light Golden Wheat?​On 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    Bud Light Ad "In the Can" is One for the Ages

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Budweiser Raises Eyebrows With "Beer and Porn" Web Ad

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Hey, Beer-Man! I'll Have a Schlafly

    Was chatting with Schlafly co-owner Dan Kopman today and learned that the famous other St. Louis beer is now available in a whopping seven locations inside Busch Stadium.Might not sound like much, but in years past, only one or two Schlafly brews have ever been available in a mere one spot in the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Bud Light Still No. 1, So Say Bud Manimals

    Anheuser-Busch is disputing recent claims that Chinese brew Snow eclipsed Bud Light in global beer sales last year. In a statement this week, Budweiser president David Peacock argues that Snow represents a family of beer brands that includes at least 25 individual extensions such as Snow Draft Beer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    D'oh! Chinese Beer Overtakes Bud Light as World's Biggest Seller've surely been cautioned not to eat yellow snow. But in China, drinking yellow Snow is evidently big business. How big? Well, last year Snow -- a golden-lager brewed in China -- overtook Bud Light to become the No. 1 selling beer in the world. Snow saw its sales volumes j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Re: Otter in Mourning

    Aimee's post earlier today about the untimely death of Splash the otter may be the first in a recurring series. The Missouri Department of Conservation decided earlier this month that trappers in the state will be allowed to capture and kill an unlimited number of the critters this year. V ... 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

    November 21, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11.21

    Man, A-B's rough year continues. Bud Light is no longer the world's best-selling beer. Meet Snow. (Guardian) Going to the U.K.? Order your meat well-done. British meat inspectors vote to strike! (Guardian) Another death in an eating competition, albeit a decidedly amateur one. Amateur competition, ... More >>

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    July 23, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    December 5, 2007
  • Dining

    December 5, 2007

    Bud Light Clamato Chilada

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  • News

    February 14, 2007

    The Unreal Guide To Soulard Mardi Gras

    Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Aloha, Shalom, Howdy!

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    August 16, 2006
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    March 30, 2005

    Hotel Bars

    Drink of the Week: A downtown highlight reel

  • News

    February 9, 2005

    Dried Out

    Washington U. students fear their campus is turning into a booze-free zone

  • Dining

    July 28, 2004

    Bridge to Nowhere

    There were lofty plans for Eats Bridge -- but now it's just a hoosier food court

  • Culture

    May 19, 2004

    Check, Please

    Hydeware's dinner-theater offering lacks a substantial main course

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2003

    Party Like Grandpa

    Jazz at the Bistro returns

  • Dining

    April 16, 2003

    O'Fallon Gold


  • Dining

    October 16, 2002

    The Caipirinha

    Yemanja Brasil, 2900 Missouri (at Pestalozzi), 314-771-7457

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
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    July 11, 2001

    All the Kings' Horses

    The Busches, the Orthweins and other St. Louis royalty get down and dirty playing polo. It's the passion that grounds their lives.

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    May 12, 1999
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