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Consumer Non-Cyclicals

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Bottled Wisdom: An Oral History of St. Louis' Craft-Beer Movement

    The taps behind many bars in St. Louis look very different today than they did two decades ago. Sure, there's probably still that familiar red Budweiser handle, but it's got additional neighbors in an ever-growing variety of local ales, porters, Hefeweizens and more. Dan Kopman, cofounder of the Sa ... 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

    May 2, 2014

    What's on Tap (and in Bottles) at MicroFest 2014

    St. Louis MicroFest is in its nineteenth year and is bringing back a huge selection of local, domestic and international beers to Forest Park. There are three sessions, plus a morning two-mile Micro Run. Profits also go to Lift for Life Gym, so guests are totally drinking for a good cause. Tickets a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Your Pick for St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer Is...

    Last week's poll was our biggest ever. St. Louis has more than enough craft beer to go around, but we know some breweries get more love than others -- hence our question. One of the freshmen won the title of STL's most underrated craft beer, despite the fact that they've only been open for a few mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Craft Beer

    We know craft beer is a topic you guys are pretty passionate about, so we couldn't wait to hear your nominations. And there were tons, along with a little trolling clever wordplay. Check out the top four after the jump and cast your vote. See also: The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Old Breweries Tell the Forgotten Legacy of Falstaff Beer in St. Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    The Craft Beer Cellar Set to Be Our New Favorite Store

    St. Louis' craft breweries are growing swiftly, and to that end, many local grocery stores carry several varieties. Still, it can be hard to seek out exactly what you want if you're unable to hit breweries like Perennial Artisan Ales and Second Shift, which are more than an hour away from each other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Main & Mill Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Festus to Jumpstart Historic Main Street

    Craft breweries aren't hard to come by in St. Louis -- and thank goodness for that -- but Denny Foster found it's a little different in Festus. The nearest brewery was 45 minutes away, and it's primarily a bottling and distribution center. Enter Main & Mill Brewery (240 East Main Street, Festus; 314 ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2013
  • 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 18, 2013

    Anheuser-Busch Leaves Competitors in the Dust in Missouri Beer Sales

    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 >>

  • 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

    May 3, 2013

    Farmhaus Hosting Shane Wine Cellars Dinner on May 8

    Seats remain for the first wine dinner at Kevin Willmann's acclaimed Farmhaus (3257 Ivanhoe Avenue; 314-647-3800) next Wednesday, May 8. The dinner will pair four courses with wines from Shane Wine Cellars. Shane owner and winemaker Shane Finley will attend the event. In an e-mail to Gut Check, Far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

    With temperatures predicted to crest 80 degrees today in St. Louis, Gut Check could use some ice cream -- but then, couldn't we always? Today is Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day, with area locations slinging free scoops of ice cream from Noon to 8 p.m. Find out where to get your free sugar fix af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Six Best Craft Beer Makers in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2013 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. With the craft beer scene exploding across the Midwest and the recent opening of the beer emporium Flying Sauc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    21 Holiday Food and Restaurant Specials, Deals and Freebies

    For Gut Check there's no better way to say "Season's Eatings" than with restaurant specials and deals. Much is made about overeating and weight gain during the holiday season, but really you'd be a fool not to eat free food when it's shoveled at you in the form of restaurant gift cards, BOGO special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    10 Veterans Day Food Freebies and Specials Happening Today

    Yep, yesterday was Veterans Day. Many restaurants offered food freebies and specials to celebrate this national holiday, and a few are today, too. Members of the military can score a meal special at these ten restaurants by brandishing any of the following forms of ID: Active, former or retired mil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
  • 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

    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

    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

    May 22, 2012

    Bagged Salad Recall Expands Nationwide

    OK, so maybe you shrugged your shoulders at yesterday's news about the FDA's warning on Korean shellfish. Fair enough. Not exactly an everyday purchase around these parts. Bagged salad, on the other hand... The FDA has announced that River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, California, has expanded its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    The Seven Best Brewpubs in St. Louis

    Gut Check has been looking back on the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2011, but we're also keeping an eye on the Best of St. Louis 2012 by nominating finalists for our awards this fall. To see hundreds more winners and finalists, suggest your own contenders and download the Riverfront Times Best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

    Today marks Ben & Jerry's annual Free Cone Day, with area locations slinging free scoops of ice cream from Noon to 8 p.m. Though many of its St. Louis stores have shuttered in the last few years, three shops still stand, and two are participating in Free Cone Day: Ben & Jerry's U. City (6380 Delmar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    The Big (Tobacco-Related) Threat to Missouri's Budget You've Probably Never Heard Of

    ​Is anybody in America more hospitable to small tobacco companies than the Show-Me State? Not only do we levy the lowest cigarette tax in the entire nation (a paltry 17 cents per pack).  Our legislature is the only one that forces Big Tobacco to cough up payments for smoking-related health co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    CDC Identifies Source of E. Coli Outbreak

    ​Romaine lettuce sold at an area grocery chain and sourced from a specific farm was the source of the E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens in Missouri and several other states earlier this fall, according to a report published yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    William K Busch Brewing Company Launches Kräftig Lager and Kräftig Light

    ​Last week, the World Series trophy came back to St. Louis. This week sees the return of another tradition in the Gateway City: the Busch family brewing lager beer.William K. Busch, son of August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr. and great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, this summer announced the founding of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    1,050-Calorie "Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo"? Michelle Obama Says Yes, We Can!

    ​Gut Check ain't exactly nostalgic for the good ol' days of the George W. Bush administration. Still, a phrase that Dubya once used has stuck with us over the years: "the soft bigotry of low expectations." He was talking about education, but you can apply it to all sorts of things.Like, say, the h ... 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 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

    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 29, 2011

    Hospitals Lose in Big Tobacco Money Grab in St. Louis Court

    Just because you light up doesn't mean Big Tobacco has to share the cost of your subsequent hospital care, a St. Louis jury decided today.​After thirteen years of litigation, three months of trial and just over six days of jury deliberations, a group of 37 area hospitals have struck out in their a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Get Ready, Arrogant Bastards! Stone Week Starts Tomorrow.

    Stone Brewing Co.​ Few craft brewers have arrived in St. Louis with the anticipation and fanfare of Escondido, California's Stone Brewing. But they're here this week, bringing all the Arrogant Bastard Ale and Stone Ruination IPA we've been longing for. The beer hits store shelves and bar tap ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2011
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    April 13, 2011

    Six Row Brewing Company: Review Slideshow

    Jennifer SilverbergA pint of the "Whale" beer at Six Row Brewing Company​One of the many new craft brewers gracing the St. Louis scene over the past couple of years. My review of Six Row Brewing Company (3690 Forest Park Avenue; 314-531-5600) is now available online, and be sure to check out Jenni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 4, 2010
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    June 3, 2009
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    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

    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

    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

    July 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.15

    InBev will buy Anheuser-Busch. Now, the reaction. (St. Louis Business Journal) One possible upside: More beers for Americans to try. (Reuters) But what about Anheuser-Busch's unparalleled sports marketing? (USA Today) Starbucks continues its makeover, introducing a new smoothie. (BusinessWeek) F ... 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

    June 18, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.18

    The CEO of InBev visits Capitol Hill, while Warren Buffet says he favors the Belgian brewer's bid for Anheuser-Busch. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) The Midwest floods will cause food costs to rise even higher. (Reuters) The FDA still plans to send food-safety inspectors to China -- but not before the ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Jones Soda Lolcat Contest

    Jones Soda and the greatest Web site in the world, I Can Has Cheezburger, have teamed to give you -- yes, you! -- a chance to have your very own Lolcat appear on a Jones Soda label. Details on the contest right here. -Ian Froeb

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 10/9

    We've already discussed the impact the ethanol boom is having on food costs. Turns out we might be facing more ethanol-related inflation. (AP) www.incobeverage.com Brewers SABMiller (parent company of Miller) and Molson Coors (parent company of, well, Molson and Coors) are uniting their d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    Here's to Beer!

    When all the drinking was drunk and the judges had tallied the votes, St. Louis brewers came up a little short at the annual Great American Beer Fest last weekend in Denver. The Grammies of the brewing industry -- "They don't let you give an acceptance speech, though," qualifies Fran Caradonna, co- ... More >>

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