It's official :( Anheuser-Busch sold

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Chundles macrumors G4

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    So this is a Belgian company right?

    How is that not a good thing? The Belgians could actually make the US Budweiser taste good rather than tasting like the urine of a sick cat.
     
  2. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    its an American company and should stay that way. that's what's sad
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Budweiser is terrible beer. get into Scandinavian, Belgian, Italian, German, English and even some Australian beers for a much better taste! Budweiser is all about advertising and branding which blinds you from the real man beers.

    EDIT: hang on… didnt the thread title say Bubweiser?
     
  4. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    well, unfortunately this is way more common than you could even realize. AB has not been an American company for a long long time. They are multi-national, just like every other large corporation on earth. Most beer you drink is not "from" where you think it is or where it is marketed to be "from"

    AB makes shi**y beer anyway, imo
     
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Yes... :(

    No, it says "It's official :( Anheuser-Busch sold" :confused:
     
  6. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    The affect of this on Busch Light could be either devastating or tremendous for people at my school. :D
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    sadly, they said that they're not interested in changing the formula at all. its more of a branding buy out than anything
     
  8. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    yea i changed it to be "more correct"

    as far as drinking beer, i tend to only drink local stuff. colorado has a gazillion microbreweries and all are better than the crap put out in terms of taste by the big companies
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Can't imagine BMW would be so foolish :p :D
     
  11. iGav macrumors G3

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    No, BMW are teaming up with Fiat. ;)
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I would have said the same thing about InBev. ;)

    Or perhaps we could get Lindt to purchase Hershey's.
     
  13. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    well BMW does have a foothold in SC. They make every z4, x5, and x6 in the world there in Spartanburg.
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Really? OK, but Fiat own Ferrari and Maserati, plus Fiat actually make a profit, unlike Ford these days.
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I don't drink but from what I'm told mainland Europe does something magic with beers and makes them good, so I'm probably guessing this is a good thing.
     
  16. iGav macrumors G3

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    Really.

    Just what each respective company desperately needs... BMW, a little of that Italian reliability, and Fiat, a little of that Germanic flair. ;)
     
  17. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    Best beer in the world comes from Belgium. End of story. :)
     
  18. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    sorry bub i mean "Budweiser" not "Bubwesier" ;)… well you know what i mean.
     
  19. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    As a Belgian I'm proud of our wide range of beers. The take over by Imbev is actually a good thing for all shareholders. As a matter of fact Imbev is partly Brazilian, partly Belgian. My guess is that the Bud beers will not change but you may expect more foreign beers or new tastes in american shops soon.
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    All beer is nasty. The more expensive, the more it tastes like thick, moldy water or fermented coffee. :p Real men drink whiskey, especially bourbon. ;)
     
  21. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    FAIL.

    Beer is the blood of the gods.
     
  22. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Interesting you say that. The brand was initially copied after the real Budweiser, a Czech beer. So you might say it's just returning to its European roots.

    Personally I don't care much for Budweiser and would drink a Stella before a Bud any day of the week.
     
  23. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Beer = stinky water. Give me the hard stuff ;)
     

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