Tag Archives: Anheuser-Busch

Sea World Elite Adventure Tour!

7 Dec
Isnt she cute?

Isn't she cute?

Some of you may know that on Friday I went to Sea World Orlando with my parents and my mom’s dental office, Verardi Dental (free plug!). We got an Elite Adventure Tour (or at least that’s what I think it was called) and it was a blast! Below is picture heavy recap of what we got to do!

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Budweiser American Ale

3 Oct
Nice label

Nice label

Isn’t it ironic that an iconic American company recently agrees to be purchased by a foreign conglomerate and their first major release is something with the word “American” in it? I completely understand that this beer has been in the works for YEARS and that even the name would have been decided before the buy out was a twinkle in InBev’s eye. I’m not going to get into the politics surrounding the Anhueser-Busch buy out. I’m going to concentrate on what is important, the beer!

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Fruity Beer

3 Aug

Fruity beer seems to be the new thing in beer. Well, I guess fruity is just the new thing in everything!

Anheuser-Busch is now selling a beer called “Wild Blue” which is a blueberry ale. As the Anheuser-Busch press release says “Not suited for timid or reserve beer drinkers…” this is a real alcoholic beverage with an alcohol content of 8%. That is more than your average beer (Budweiser is 5% – check out this cool list I found!) but it isn’t noticeable at first. That is because this beer is absolutely, by far, the sweetest beer I’ve ever tasted. We got to taste it at my first visit to Busch Garden’s Brewmaster’s Club (Yes, now I’ve been to BGT’s and Sea World Orlando’s!).

This is not a beer you drink when you are looking to finish off a six pack by yourself and I wouldn’t recommend pairing this beer with most “beer food.” So don’t crack this open while you are grilling those chops!

While this Blueberry Ale is starting to spread throughout the US, I saw a report on Slashfood.com linking to this page talking of the upcoming arrival of Früli in America. Früli is a Belgium Wheat mixed with strawberry juice, yum?

I like strawberries more than I like blueberries, but beer? I just don’t know if I can be a fan of fruity beer!

A sad, sad day!

14 Jul

I guess I knew it was coming, but this evening it was leaked that Anheuser-Busch has agreed to InBev’s buyout offer. Reports say that the takeover is estimated at about $50 billion and will create the largest brewery in the world. InBev will allow the Anheuser-Busch corporate offices to remain in St. Louis, but Anheuser always bragged about being the last American owned major brewer. Miller is owned by South African Breweries as SABMiller. Coors is owned by the Molson Coors Brewing Company and they are Canadian.

While I understand that in America we have a free market system, and rich people like Warren Buffett will make millions off of this deal (The Busch family will make very little because they sold off their shares years ago and only own about 4%) but what about the whole “made in the USA” crap. Our car companies are going bankrupt because everyone buys Toyotas and now all of our beer is owned by outsiders. What is America going to do when 80% of the companies owning most of the property around the country are owned by people overseas? Most countries don’t allow this sort of thing, but we do.

Also, on a personal note I’m very VERY worried about the theme parks. Busch Gardens and Sea World are places that I love to go to and have annual passes to and it is doubtful that Busch’s new Belgian owners will want to keep these “non-core assets.” Busch also spends billions of dollars every year on the environment and being “green” is a very American thing (although we just do it as lip service), just look at were our Olympians will be choking for air next month. InBev will see this spending as waste and eliminate it immediatly.

Farewell America! We barely knew thee!

You can read the news in this Yahoo! article.

Brewmaster’s Club

17 Jun

Bud WaterDo you like beer? Have you ever been to Sea World or Busch Gardens and thought “These two free beers a day are great, but can I have more?” The answer is yes! But no they don’t have any Bud drinking water. Continue reading