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2008/07/12 21:56:05 (permalink)

Budweiser selling out

it will happen. now they are talking. another American icon down the tubes for the almighty dollar.
what beer is American owned & brewed? not sam adams etc.

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    Poverty Pete
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/12 22:01:38 (permalink)
    That's not exactly accurate. Inbev is attempting a hostile takeover. AB isn't trying to sell out.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/12 22:19:36 (permalink)
    todays paper says they are now talking.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/12 22:49:52 (permalink)
    Well, I have had Bud and I have had Belgian beer. Seems like Bud is being hit by a financial hurricane.

    Speaking of hurricanes, I have noted some places in the world, hit by them do not suffer millions of dollars worth of damages...some of the worst hit enjoy millions of dollars worth of improvements by the storm. Something to think about anyway.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/12 23:09:41 (permalink)
    the point of it is AMERICAN owned & BREWED
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/12 23:59:30 (permalink)
    I agree to buy american as much as the next guy...but certainly someone can improve a Bud...anyone!!!!!!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 05:17:52 (permalink)
    Great idea, there. Spend billions of dollars to buy the world's best selling beer, then screw with the formula that made it the world's best selling beer.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 05:45:05 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by leethebard

    I agree to buy american as much as the next guy...but certainly someone can improve a Bud...anyone!!!!!!


    certainly not the Italians.
    The beer is #1 in the USA and the pizza is #1 in the USA.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 06:32:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    I agree to buy american as much as the next guy...but certainly someone can improve a Bud...anyone!!!!!!


    certainly not the Italians.
    The beer is #1 in the USA and the pizza is #1 in the USA.





    Anheuser-Busch makes pizza?
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 06:40:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by sk bob

    todays paper says they are now talking.
    That may be true but it's probably only because if they don't negotiate a transaction that favors their shareholders then InBev will go hostile and snatch the company out from under them. Sure AB is American owned in theory but they're a publicly held company and I'm sure people from all over the world own stock in them. Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 06:46:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Tedbear

    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    I agree to buy american as much as the next guy...but certainly someone can improve a Bud...anyone!!!!!!


    certainly not the Italians.
    The beer is #1 in the USA and the pizza is #1 in the USA.






    Anheuser-Busch makes pizza?



    Tedbear! What a fantastic idea! Anheuser-Busch PIZZA! #1 !!!!!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 06:54:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by sk bob

    it will happen. now they are talking. another American icon down the tubes for the almighty dollar.
    what beer is American owned & brewed? not sam adams etc.


    I'm not so sure it will happen, there is just too much at steak here. They have increased the share offer by 5 bucks and the board at Bud is looking at the offer that's all.
    What's at steak is all the other industry's that have an intrest in Bud remaing as it is.
    How much do you think that the Beligum company is willing to invest in advertiseing, sponcerships, community service on and on.
    Many other companys and venues will be affected if this is allowed to proceed. And I might add those companys are heavily invested in Bud.
    Since when has Sam Adams not been an American owned and brewed company? Chow Jim
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 06:54:59 (permalink)
    SANDIAHEAD>>> "Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB."

    Name one.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 07:57:52 (permalink)
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 08:23:13 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Jimeats


    What's at steak is all the other industry's that have an intrest in Bud remaing as it is.
    Chow Jim




    In addition to pizza, now Anheuser-Busch sells steak? They are much more diversified than I ever thought.

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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 08:31:26 (permalink)
    I wonder if the deal also includes Busch Entertainment Corp., who owns and operates the Busch Gardens amusement parks.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 09:16:22 (permalink)
    Funny ... all weekend their tv commercials have been centering on their American heritage.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 09:21:31 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by hutt

    SANDIAHEAD>>> "Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB."

    Name one.


    I could name a hundred, but if you think that AB brews the best beer in America it would be pointless to go through the exercise.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 09:28:47 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by brentk

    quote:
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    SANDIAHEAD>>> "Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB."

    Name one.


    I could name a hundred, but if you think that AB brews the best beer in America it would be pointless to go through the exercise.


    Thanks, brentk. Peace, and enjoy your beer, whatever it may be!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 10:44:20 (permalink)
    Ironic that Anheuser Busch, which has swallowed up some smaller breweries (most recently Rolling Rock) resulting in concern about jobs, might now face the same fate. There is much better beer out there. Bud contains rice which adds fermentables, but no flavor. I prefer an all malt beer. The Czech beer with same name is much better than American Bud. Because of ongoing court battles, the Czech version is called Czechvar here.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 10:46:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    quote:
    Originally posted by brentk

    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    SANDIAHEAD>>> "Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB."

    Name one.


    I could name a hundred, but if you think that AB brews the best beer in America it would be pointless to go through the exercise.


    I don't know why the sarcasm,Hutt...I love good Micro brews from the good old USA...and contrary to poor rumors I love things American...why the crack about Pizza...don't get the connection...sure you're not an old poster who was kicked off this site?????


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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:19:00 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John Fox

    Ironic that Anheuser Busch, which has swallowed up some smaller breweries (most recently Rolling Rock) resulting in concern about jobs, might now face the same fate. There is much better beer out there. Bud contains rice which adds fermentables, but no flavor. I prefer an all malt beer. The Czech beer with same name is much better than American Bud. Because of ongoing court battles, the Czech version is called Czechvar here.


    Any beer drinker knows that Bud is a poor quality beer, the reason why it sells has less to do with taste and more to do with marketing. That said, I would still like for Bud to be American owned, but if it is bought out, I won't care too much because I rarely drink it these days anyway.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:20:23 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    quote:
    Originally posted by brentk

    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    SANDIAHEAD>>> "Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB."

    Name one.


    I could name a hundred, but if you think that AB brews the best beer in America it would be pointless to go through the exercise.


    I don't know why the sarcasm,Hutt...I love good Micro brews from the good old USA...and contrary to poor rumors I love things American...why the crack about Pizza...don't get the connection...sure you're not an old poster who was kicked off this site?????





    I'm not being sarcastic at all, Lee - although I guess I AM getting old! I only mentioned pizza along with the beer I guess because they're two of the greatest thing I love in the USA!
    I haven't had a micro brew that I've liked as much as the big-name beers yet, though. That Sam Adams stuff makes me gag!
    Ain't never been kicked off a site yet but I guess there can always be a first time for everything. I'm just all for American tradition!

    No sarcasm or insult intended!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:22:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John Fox

    Ironic that Anheuser Busch, which has swallowed up some smaller breweries (most recently Rolling Rock) resulting in concern about jobs, might now face the same fate. There is much better beer out there. Bud contains rice which adds fermentables, but no flavor. I prefer an all malt beer. The Czech beer with same name is much better than American Bud. Because of ongoing court battles, the Czech version is called Czechvar here.


    Thanks John I knew of the Czech "Budweiser" and the issues that the AB had with them but Ididn't know we can get the Czech version here, I will have to look for it.
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:24:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Jack Barry

    quote:
    Originally posted by John Fox

    Ironic that Anheuser Busch, which has swallowed up some smaller breweries (most recently Rolling Rock) resulting in concern about jobs, might now face the same fate. There is much better beer out there. Bud contains rice which adds fermentables, but no flavor. I prefer an all malt beer. The Czech beer with same name is much better than American Bud. Because of ongoing court battles, the Czech version is called Czechvar here.


    Any beer drinker knows that Bud is a poor quality beer, the reason why it sells has less to do with taste and more to do with marketing. That said, I would still like for Bud to be American owned, but if it is bought out, I won't care too much because I rarely drink it these days anyway.



    WHATTTTT????
    Budweiser is NOT a poor quality beer at all!
    My gut is wayyyy bigger than yours, hence my right to say so!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:29:38 (permalink)
    I thinkHORRIBLE would actually be a compliment in describing the taste of Bud- that's if there was actually a taste to it- it just tastes like over-carbonated tap water to me.

    Bud to me is like the "Dunkin Donuts" of coffee and should probably change their name to

    BAD BAD BAD!!!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:33:32 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by wanderingjew

    I think HORRIBLE would actually be a compliment in describing the taste of Bud- that's if there was actually a taste to it- it just tastes like over-carbonated tap water to me.

    Bud to me is like the "Dunkin Donuts" of coffee and should probably change their name to

    BAD BAD BAD!!!


    So is this a challenge? A war of the beer-bellies? LOL!
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:38:29 (permalink)
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    So is this a challenge? A war of the beer-bellies? LOL!


    Actually I don't have a beer belly, thankfully I lost that almost 2 years ago.

    I am a fan of locally crafted brews. Living in Seattle for over three years definetely had something to do with that. I do enjoy Sam Adams and Yuengling which in my opinion still retain their quality despite their widespread popularity
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 11:44:03 (permalink)
    I prefer PBRs, good beer at a really good price.


    Dennis in Cary
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    RE: Budweiser selling out 2008/07/13 12:07:17 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    quote:
    Originally posted by leethebard

    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    quote:
    Originally posted by brentk

    quote:
    Originally posted by hutt

    SANDIAHEAD>>> "Oh and for the record there are still plenty of American owned breweries, most of which brew better beer than AB."

    Name one.


    I could name a hundred, but if you think that AB brews the best beer in America it would be pointless to go through the exercise.


    I don't know why the sarcasm,Hutt...I love good Micro brews from the good old USA...and contrary to poor rumors I love things American...why the crack about Pizza...don't get the connection...sure you're not an old poster who was kicked off this site?????





    I'm not being sarcastic at all, Lee - although I guess I AM getting old! I only mentioned pizza along with the beer I guess because they're two of the greatest thing I love in the USA!
    I haven't had a micro brew that I've liked as much as the big-name beers yet, though. That Sam Adams stuff makes me gag!
    Ain't never been kicked off a site yet but I guess there can always be a first time for everything. I'm just all for American tradition!

    No sarcasm or insult intended!


    Thanks,Hutt,then no sarcasm or insult taken. I ,too ,am getting old..and I remember Bud in the early 60's as tasting different then...beechwood aging meant something!!! I just don't enjoy it now...too watery,like most American beers. Sam Adams,today,is far from a micro brew...it is bottled now in a bunch of breweries...and most of us don't get the beer brewed in Boston.I believe as taste buds go...live and let live,so if your buds like Bud..go for it and enjoy!!! Thanks.
    Lee
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