• Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    What the Bands Ate at LouFest

    We're familiar with the restaurants featured in this year's LouFest concession stand, a.k.a. the Nosh Pit. But out-of-town bands are just looking for a quick bite, and they still loved what St. Louis had to offer. Restaurants like Pappy's, Strange Donuts and Sugarfire Smokehouse had brushes with fam ... More >>

  • 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

    April 18, 2014

    First Look: The Tap's New Restaurant Features a Multitude of Taps in St. Charles

    In March, the Tap (3803 Elm Street; 636-724-4242) opened in St. Charles, featuring a multitude of taps -- we're not just talking beer, here. Of the 33 beer taps available at the bar, the Budweiser Chill-Rite dispenses the coldest and creamiest brew possible, says proprietor Jerry Berhorst, explainin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Grant's Farm To Open 60th Season With New Paddle Boats, Hard Cider

    The sun is out, the birds are chirping and the gray drudgery of the past few months seems like a bad dream -- and for families looking to get out of the house this weekend, there's no more more wholesome an attraction than Grant's Farm in south county. First opened in 1954, Anheuser-Busch is celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Ballpark Village's Late Night Dress Code Basically Bans All of St. Louis

    No jerseys. No hats. No backpacks. Or else it's no Ballpark Village for you. The long-awaited entertainment district -- which some are adorably calling St. Louis' new living room -- opens this week and, in preparation, released its very strict post-9 p.m. dress code online.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Schedule: Ballpark Village to Open With Third Eye Blind Concert, Six Days of Parties

    Ballpark Village is in the home stretch. Before the Cardinals take the field in St. Louis for the first time this season, the long-awaited, $100 million restaurant/entertainment district bordering Busch Stadium will officially open with six days of watch parties, grand openings and even a free conc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    Things to Do on New Years Day in St. Louis for Runners, Drunks and the Hungover

    Why did we drink so much last night? Why do we always start of the new year with an epic hangover? New Years Day can be rough. With so many places closed and hungover brains barely functioning, Daily RFT is here to offer five St. Louis events and places that are still open today, in case you need t ... 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

    September 23, 2013

    30 Reasons to Love Drinking in St. Louis

    Craft beer has boomed over the past few years and with it, beer-centric events new and old -- attendance at Oktoberfests has ballooned, for example. But in St. Louis, spirited beer-drinking is too established and ingrained the culture to be called just a trend. Here are thirty ("Only, thirty?" you m ... 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 30, 2013

    VIDEOS: Catch a Glimpse of Anheuser-Busch's 2013 Super Bowl Ads

    For the 25th consecutive year, Anheuser-Busch is once again the sole beer sponsor of the Super Bowl. This year the St. Louis-based brewer plans to unveil at least four commercials during Sunday's big game that is expected to draw at least 111 million viewers. See also: - Anheuser-Busch Dethroned ... 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

    February 6, 2012

    Will Ferrell in the Best Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See

    In the past year, Will Ferrell has made a series of low-budget (to be generous) ads for Old Milwaukee, which aired in very, very few, very small markets. Last night, Deadspin reports, during the Super Bowl, North Platte, Nebraska, was treated to the following: If nothing else, it's more succinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 1, 2011

    Happy Birthday MTV! Eight Food Commercials Revolutionized by Music Videos

    ​Happy birthday, MTV! Although you take a lot of whacks for not playing music anymore, there's no doubting the swift and massive change in American culture after your debut. Not only did video kill the radio star, it smacked the crap out of staid old food advertising. In a few brief years, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Eight Fast Food and Alcohol Matches Made in Heaven

    aldenteblog.comYou want fries with that Burger King beer?​ Taking lead from a handful of Whopper Bars -- Burger King restaurants that serve beer -- and a few Seattle Starbucks outlets that have started serving beer and wine in the evenings, Sonic's jumping on the fast food booze bandwagon. Two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    A Lil' Acoustic Patriotism for Your Friday

    ​It's sunny outside. It's 2 hours and 33 minutes until the Fourth of July weekend. You'd rather be outside, sittin' on a porch, doublefisting Budweiser and a popsicle. If you're like A to Z, installed in a cubicle and lit by romantic fluorescence as another gorgeous summer afternoon shimmers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Super Bowl Commercials Are So Last Millennium

    This trio is no longer limited to a flatscreen.​Quick: What's your bet for the first Super Bowl ad on Sunday - Budweiser, Pepsi or Ford? Or, how about Option 4: Who cares? That's the attitude of Washington University marketing Professor Seethu Seetharaman, who opines on the Wash U. website ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    World Cuppage: USA 2 - Slovenia 2; Pints, Passports and Piss-Poor Officiating at the Dubliner

    Photos by Keegan HamiltonBudweiser: It's what American soccer fans drink to drown their sorrows.​The lingering question after watching the American soccer team get robbed of a comeback victory against Slovenia earlier today has nothing to do with the offside rule or the poor eyesight of referees f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    The B-52's, John Legend Set to Appear at Fair St. Louis -- for Free!

    ​As a co-worker put it: "How fitting -- the return of the air show and the B-52's." Earlier today, Mayor Slay and Joseph F. Imbs, III, the chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation, announced that soul/R&B crooner John Legend and good-time, party-hearty new-wavers the B-52's will be appearin ... 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 18, 2010

    Six Questions: Stand-Up Comic Ralphie May on Imo's Pizza, Budweiser and Fatherhood

    Ralphie May thought life on the road was tough enough. Now his two-year-old daughter, April June, and eight-month-old son, August, are teaching the Last Comic Standing vet just how grueling -- and rewarding -- the journey can be. May comes to St. Louis with a show at 8 p.m. Friday, February 26 at t ... 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 23, 2009

    2009 in Review: June

    ​Alberto Gottardo, Wikimedia Commons​What better time than the onset of warm weather for a delicious beer? So what better time than June for the first St. Louis Craft Beer Week? A week filled with tastings, talks and more tastings celebrated the booming craft-beer scene in St. Louis. And speakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Drink of the Week: Tecate, The Tin Can Tavern & Grille (Morganford)

    User "Tomascastelazo," Wikimedia Commons​To celebrate the Day of the Dead, I watched Death Wish 3 and drank Tecate at the Tin Can Tavern & Grille. Did I honor American culture more than I did Mexican? True: I ate shrimp drenched in barbecue sauce with hush puppies on the side and washed it do ... 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

    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

    November 11, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
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    July 16, 2008
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    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

    April 24, 2008

    MO Drunks on the Road: 1 in 5 Missourians Drove Drunk 2004-2006

    Since I moved to St. Louis less than a year ago, I've been in three minor car accidents, none of which were my fault. My ride was hit while it was parked near the Loop, I was rear-ended at a stop light, and, most recently, one of those airport parking shuttles changed lanes without checking its blin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 5, 2007
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    June 7, 2007
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    January 9, 2007

    Czech Mate for Anheuser-Busch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    This Bud's for You, and You and You and You

    Unreal isn't much for press conferences, but throw in free beer and we're there faster than you can say "media junket." So it was this afternoon that we arrived thirsty at Anheuser-Busch headquarters for the unveiling of Budweiser's 2006 Cardinals World Series bottles. Per the company's press relea ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2006

    Old Black Water

    The Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and bigger than ever, while B-Sides finds out that Michael Bolton isn't an assclown and spotlights photography superstar Tammy Leahy,

  • News

    August 16, 2006
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    August 2, 2006

    Jogging While Intoxicated

    Just in time for the worst storm in recorded history, Unreal catches up to Hash House Harriers, the drinking club with a running problem

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Stout Fellow

    Unreal hoists (metaphorical) pints with Yakov Smirnoff and (real) pints with the Guinness brewmaster; then we try to get a deal on an empty Falstaff keg. Plus: RFT editor Tom Finkel makes some unbelievable hires!

  • Dining

    May 4, 2005

    Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale

    Wild Oats Market, 8823 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-721-8004

  • News

    October 20, 2004

    You Want Fries with That?

    Unreal finally finds happiness with that elusive combination of beer, prophylaxes and popcorn shrimp; plus, Whitey Herzog in a Misfits T-shirt!

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
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    February 5, 2003

    Drinkin' Dirt

    Bargain brews such as Pabst Blue Ribbon are making a comeback in some of St. Louis' hippest clubs, but Anheuser-Busch isn't too worried

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Dive Bar

    Maple Leaf Inn

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    September 26, 2001
  • Dining

    May 30, 2001

    Hog Heaven

    New Haven's Front Street Grille attracts a clientele ranging from bikers to locals but manages to make them all happy

  • Dining

    July 14, 1999

    Yes, Siam

    Manee Thai brings welcome spice to bland suburbia

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