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wheregreggeats.com
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The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 9:37 AM
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With their merger with InBev, A/B now boasts a dizzying array of beer brands:
http://www.anheuser-busch.com/BeerVerified.html


mayor al
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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 9:53 AM
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Somewhere in the fairly recent past I had read that AB had acquired the Shiner Brewery in Texas, but would continue the brand and production there. Can anyone verify or share any info on this 'deal'. I thought Shiner's would appear on this list if the deal had been completed??

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 10:27 AM
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I'm a fan of Shiner Bock...Hope they don't mess it up!

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 10:29 AM
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I think the Gambrinus Company bought the brewery in Shiner:
http://www.gambrinus.com/brands.html

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 10:31 AM
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It is interesting to read the fact sheets on each brand.

You have to wonder what changes in brewing came from (or are going to come from) the unitization of all these beer brands.


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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 12:46 PM
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Thanks, David for the update on who is who at Shiner, TX! Indiana has apparently recently issued the distribution rights to Shiner's to outlets in this state. I have seen signs in the window of several local liquor stores saying they now have Shiner Boch. previously we would get it at outlets in Louisville. I do enjoy several varieties of the Shiner brews.

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 12:52 PM
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Shiner Hefe Weizen probably as good as Franzikaner. Don't much care for Buttwiper.

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 2:07 PM
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Thank Goodness for the Redbridge. It is gluten free and is actually an enjoyable beer for those of us who can't have gluten.

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 2:27 PM
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Originally posted by mbrookes

Thank Goodness for the Redbridge. It is gluten free and is actually an enjoyable beer for those of us who can't have gluten.


I second the motion, mbrookes. And, gratefully, the family of distilled spirits is also gluten-free, saving our lives!!!

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 2:37 PM
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Originally posted by David_NYC

I think the Gambrinus Company bought the brewery in Shiner:
http://www.gambrinus.com/brands.html


I just drove past Shiner last week and thought about going back for another "tour" (i.e. four free beers!). I had no idea that they'd been sold.

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 9:40 PM
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Originally posted by The Travelin Man

quote:
Originally posted by David_NYC

I think the Gambrinus Company bought the brewery in Shiner:
http://www.gambrinus.com/brands.html


I had no idea that they'd been sold.


Gambrinus bought Spoetzl in 1989.

http://www.spoetzl.com/company_history.html

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Wed, 10/22/08 9:49 PM
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Originally posted by wheregreggeats.com

With their merger with InBev, A/B now boasts a dizzying array of beer brands:
http://www.anheuser-busch.com/BeerVerified.html



The InBev purchase of A-B has not taken effect yet- the A-B shareholders have yet to vote on the deal, in fact. http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2008/10/06/daily22.html

That list of the A-B "family" of beers is the same as before the deal, and lists not just A-B owned brands, but also the brands they import into the US under their "Import Brands Alliance" division. They had taken over the importation of most of the InBev brands a few years ago, but not all of those imports listed are InBev beers. The most notable being Czechvar (aka Budvar Budweis) which remains (at this point) under Czech government ownership. Ditto Kirin and Tiger- neither are InBev labels.

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Thu, 10/23/08 9:00 AM
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Travelin' Man. That's a fun little walk for the tasting reward of 4 beers! That little saloon downtown wasn't too bad either !

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RE: The New Anheuser Busch Family of Brands ... - Thu, 10/23/08 11:23 AM
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Amen, Mr. Mayor. I had a much better time at the Spoetzel Brewery than at the Coors tour. Although, come to think of it....these were our companions for the Shiner tour....



This was the company for the Coors tour....



I guess I just never realized that they were owned by Gambrinus, as they have been so owned since I started drinking their brew. Heck, I wasn't even legal in 1989!