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Budweiser Would Rather Denzel Washington Not Drink Its Beer While Driving In The Movies

Usually corporations are positively begging, by way of advertising dollars, to get their products placed in the movies. But although Denzel Washington might enjoy its beer, Budweiser doesn’t want the actor slugging away at one while driving a car in his new movie Flight. Anheuser-Busch has asked Paramount to either take the Bud logo out or cover it up somehow. [More]

Beer Giant Anheuser-Busch Set To Gorge Itself With Expected Takeover Of Grupo Modelo

Beer Giant Anheuser-Busch Set To Gorge Itself With Expected Takeover Of Grupo Modelo

Do you prefer a Corona Extra over a good ol’ Bud? Soon those two very different beers could be brethren under the giant umbrella of Anheuser-Busch InBev, as the company is reportedly close to buying the half of Grupo Modelo it doesn’t own already. One big beery family. [More]

Small Brewer Says Budweiser Is Bullying Him About Old Kegs

Small Brewer Says Budweiser Is Bullying Him About Old Kegs

A small-time beer operation in Tennessee says it’s the subject of some big-time hassling from Budweiser — all of it over a bunch of old empty beer kegs. [More]

Yuengling Is Now America's Largest Brewer

Yuengling Is Now America's Largest Brewer

Did Yuengling suddenly get bigger than Miller or Bud? Nope. Both are now foreign-owned. According to AdAge, Yuengling has recently surpassed Sam Adams’ Boston Beer Company as the largest U.S.-owned brewer that manufactures all its beer in the U.S. [More]

Coors Light Dethrones Budweiser In Beer Sales Battle For No. 2 Spot

Coors Light Dethrones Budweiser In Beer Sales Battle For No. 2 Spot

After a brewing battle, Coors Light is celebrating as they’ve passed up Budweiser in 2011 for the No. 2 selling beer in the country. Bud is the only full-calorie beer in the top five, so to lose ground to a lighter offering is kind of a big deal. [More]

Higher Calorie, Higher Alcohol 'Bud Light Platinum' To Start Getting People Drunk In January

Higher Calorie, Higher Alcohol 'Bud Light Platinum' To Start Getting People Drunk In January

For those who think their light beer doesn’t have enough calories — or enough alcohol — the folks at Anheuser-Busch InBev think they have the solution: Bud Light Platinum, which only has 8 fewer calories per serving than Budweiser, but is a full percentage point higher on the alcohol by volume scale. [More]

Budweiser Slaps A Bow Tie On The Can And Hopes You'll Buy More

Budweiser Slaps A Bow Tie On The Can And Hopes You'll Buy More

As Budweiser, the self-dubbed King of Beers, feels competitors chomping away at its spot in suds sales ranks, it has tried a number of things — like giving away 500,000 freebies — to remind people it is a product available for purchase. Today, the folks at Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. RFD PDQ WTF announced their master stroke that will surely work wonders: A new can. [More]

Coors Light To Pass Budweiser As Second On Biggest Beer List?

Coors Light To Pass Budweiser As Second On Biggest Beer List?

First it was Diet Coke pushing Pepsi out of the way to take over second place on the bestselling soda list, now it looks like beer behemoth Budweiser might lose its coveted number-two slot to Coors Light. [More]

The "World's Fastest Beer Machine" Fills Cups From The Bottom Up

The "World's Fastest Beer Machine" Fills Cups From The Bottom Up

Sick of standing in line at the stadium concession stand waiting for employees to slowly fill up one beer at a time? Well, the makers of the BottomsUp machine are hoping its can get that line moving at a more rapid clip by rapidly filling up to four cups at once… from the bottom of the cup. [More]

Budweiser Reminding People It Exists By Giving Away Free Budweiser

Budweiser Reminding People It Exists By Giving Away Free Budweiser

Looks like the King of Beer’s crown could use some polishing. Bothered by sagging sales and the availability of other beers that aren’t Budweiser, the folks at Anheuser-Busch InBev N.V. LLD, DDS, PhD, Esq., have decided it’s time to give a few hundred thousand people a massive lager lesson — by giving away samples of Bud. [More]

Not So "Drinkable?" Sales Of Bud Light Are Dropping For The First Time Ever

Not So "Drinkable?" Sales Of Bud Light Are Dropping For The First Time Ever

Sales of Bud Light are down, probably because of the recession, but we hope it’s because of the aggressively annoying “Drinkability” campaign. In any case, AB has decided to roll out more than 15 new “Drinkability” commercials in the coming weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Maryland Comptroller Unveils "Real Taxpayers Of Genius"

Maryland Comptroller Unveils "Real Taxpayers Of Genius"

Remember those Bud Light Real Men of Genius commercials? So does Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot, and he’s commissioned a cringe-inducing parody to encourage Marylanders to use the state’s e-file system for their taxes. Behold: “Mr. Frustrated Taxpayer.” We’re pretty sure he recorded the backing vocals.

Anheuser-Busch Thinks "Free Beer" Has "Pretty Limited Appeal"

Anheuser-Busch Thinks "Free Beer" Has "Pretty Limited Appeal"

No more free beer at Busch theme parks. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, will no longer offer free beer at its theme parks, which include Busch Gardens and SeaWorld, due to the “limited appeal” of free beer.

Budweiser Sold To The Maker Of Stella Artois, Becks

Budweiser Sold To The Maker Of Stella Artois, Becks

It seems that $70 a share was enough for Anheuser-Busch — the brewer agreed to sell itself to Belgian beer giant InBev over the weekend. The new company will be called Anheuser-Busch InBev, and its board will have room for two former A-B executives, including A-B CEO, August A. Busch IV.

Anheuser-Busch Rejects Foreign Takeover Bid

Anheuser-Busch Rejects Foreign Takeover Bid

Anheuser-Busch says that is going to fight a takeover bid by Belgian brewer InBev by cutting staff and finding savings of over $1 billion, the St. Louis-based brewer announced today. They also plan to increase profits and repurchase stock.

America's Most And Least Admired Products And Services: Budweiser Is Good, Coors Is Not

America's Most And Least Admired Products And Services: Budweiser Is Good, Coors Is Not

Each year Fortune magazine does a survey to determine America’s most admired companies. We took a look at their data and found the top 10 most admired companies for the quality of their products and services. We also found the least admired.

Keg Fraud: Busted For Puting Pricier Brand Labels On Cheaper Beer

Keg Fraud: Busted For Puting Pricier Brand Labels On Cheaper Beer

If you bought a keg in Greensboro, NC you might have gotten some crappy beer with a more expensive label, says the News-Record. David Edward Essa, 34, and Robert Christopher Martin, 35 are charged with three counts of the delightful-sounding felony “obtaining money by false pretenses,” after placing more expensive brand names on cheaper beer.

Important Beer News: Miller Will Merge With Coors

Important Beer News: Miller Will Merge With Coors

The venture was originally announced Oct. 9. Miller Brewing Co. and Molson Coors Inc. proposed the deal as a way to sell more Coors Light, Miller Lite and Miller Genuine Draft in the United States. The operation would target No. 1 Anheuser-Busch Cos. (NYSE:BUD) , which has nearly 50 percent of the market with products such as Budweiser, Michelob and Bud Light.