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Old 07-15-2008, 08:57 AM   #171
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Recently Budwiser/Bud Light was bought out by a Belgian company. Anybody think the taste is going to be overhauled??
Unlikely. Anheiser Busch is selling the whole thing, more than just Bud/Bud Light. This is more of an economy of scale thing, with the resulting company become the largest brewer in the world.

Now because of hop shortages and grain prices increasing... something like that I could see bringing about a possible change in the recipe, but even then I would expect that the effect on the taste would be nearly imperceptible.

A-B's brewers are some of the best, and most consistent brewers on the planet. Getting something to come out with the same flavor, over and over through different batches and seasons is no easy feat. (And I'm not even a big fan of Budweiser beer)
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #172
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I have never really been a beer drinker til I tasted my now two favorite beers. The German Hefweizen and Negro Modeno from Mexico. Both of these beers are delicious. The Hefweizen is superb with a slice of lemon. I just don't like domestic beers.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:41 AM   #173
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We have a new micro brewery!!! The second one in town. The first--I think is a chain and they have terrible beer.

The one downtown Kokomo has fantastic beer. I would put their stout up against any!! A couple of their beers just one some major medals and they weren't just up against local beers. These were BIG competitions..
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:05 AM   #174
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I love it too. Beer battered onion rings are amazing.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:12 AM   #175
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Recently Budwiser/Bud Light was bought out by a Belgian company. Anybody think the taste is going to be overhauled??
It's not a done deal yet. Some are still keeping their fingers crossed that this American Icon can stay American. If it doesn't, I'll no longer buy any Bud product. And they didn't exactly sell, InBev did a hostile take over, big difference.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:53 AM   #176
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It's not a done deal yet. Some are still keeping their fingers crossed that this American Icon can stay American. If it doesn't, I'll no longer buy any Bud product. And they didn't exactly sell, InBev did a hostile take over, big difference.
A-B's board agreed to terms of a buyout. And it turns out there was at least one member of the Busch family supporting InBev's offer. He went so far as to write a letter to the A-B board of directors.

As for Budweiser being an American Icon... well, yes. But they are also widely despised in the beer snob community for being one of the main reasons that America became a "beer wasteland" for many years.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:21 AM   #177
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It's not a done deal yet. Some are still keeping their fingers crossed that this American Icon can stay American. If it doesn't, I'll no longer buy any Bud product. And they didn't exactly sell, InBev did a hostile take over, big difference.
I was very surprised at even them being taken over in the first place. I think they've been trying to stay independent for a while too. InBev has been trying to takeover for a while now.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #178
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A-B's board agreed to terms of a buyout. And it turns out there was at least one member of the Busch family supporting InBev's offer. He went so far as to write a letter to the A-B board of directors.

As for Budweiser being an American Icon... well, yes. But they are also widely despised in the beer snob community for being one of the main reasons that America became a "beer wasteland" for many years.
Yeah kind that goes hand and hand in sporting events.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:42 AM   #179
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A-B's board agreed to terms of a buyout. And it turns out there was at least one member of the Busch family supporting InBev's offer. He went so far as to write a letter to the A-B board of directors.

As for Budweiser being an American Icon... well, yes. But they are also widely despised in the beer snob community for being one of the main reasons that America became a "beer wasteland" for many years.

Personally.. can't stand Budweiser, terrible beer. Now they do make Stella Artois... that's a descent beer...

The Michelobs are OK.. just not my favs.

You know people continually complain about companies being bought out. What they should do is look at the banks.. The UK owns a lot of the US!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:46 PM   #180
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You know people continually complain about companies being bought out. What they should do is look at the banks.. The UK owns a lot of the US!!
I don't use a bank. I don't care who owns them. I care about a company that has been part of American history for over 100 years.

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A-B's board agreed to terms of a buyout. And it turns out there was at least one member of the Busch family supporting InBev's offer. He went so far as to write a letter to the A-B board of directors.

As for Budweiser being an American Icon... well, yes. But they are also widely despised in the beer snob community for being one of the main reasons that America became a "beer wasteland" for many years.
All that has happened is still rumor. The reason they "agreed" to the buyout was because a truly hostile take over, which was happening, would have destroyed the entire company.

My opinion of A-B (as you call it) has little to do with their beer and more for what they've done in regards to helping build this country and other things they do. They own Sea World and are a world leader in conservation. Did you know that?

I'm a redneck. Beer snobs can go to their microbreweries, I have no place for them in my real world circle of friends.
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