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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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

Posted By on Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Oh, those crazy Clydesdales. | YouTube screenshot
  • Oh, those crazy Clydesdales. | YouTube screenshot

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.

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

The commercial features everything American -- and by American we mean "things white heterosexual males are supposed to like." The aforementioned fighter jets and motorcycles are interspersed with images of a hot girl surfing (?), the U.S. soccer team, the opening of beers, smashing guitars, a soldier reuniting with a lady, a bald eagle and, of course, star-spangled cheerleaders.

A-B doesn't even call it a commercial, it's "an epic hype film." Oh, and the suggested hashtag is "#AREYOUREADY" because that obviously only applies to the World Cup. Watch the full spot below; we won't judge if you're chanting "USA! USA!" by the end of it.

Aaaannnnnnnndd in the aftermath of that orgy of patriotism and hooves, some people were quick to point out that, um, A-B is now owned by InBev, which is...Belgian:

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