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Old 06-19-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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It's a good deal for A-B and InBev both, the only people hurt by this are the ones who want to "drink American" as this will leave them without any mega-breweries to adhere to.

Or maybe this will help them to step outside the niche and try some beers that aren't light lagers? Everybody wins!

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This was announced around the time of the Molson/Coors merger. There is a petition online to sign to keep it an "American" beer. It was posted a few days ago, but I don't feel like looking for it.

All in all, it's just because the dollar is low right now, and InBev can afford it. It is probably not going to make much of a difference on the store shelves, but the shareholders will sure appretiate it. Bud Light is the No.1 beer in the world, and InBev has the capital right now because of an increase in the import beer market, Modelo still has to accept the proposal though.

As far as changing the way people drink though, I don't think that this will make a difference. Bud will still be "Made in America", and the general public will probably never even know anything changed.

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I hate the global economy. A-B should stay American.

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I hate nationalism and economic protectionism. A-B shareholders should do whatever A-B shareholders want because A-B shareholders own A-B.
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As far as changing the way people drink though, I don't think that this will make a difference. Bud will still be "Made in America", and the general public will probably never even know anything changed.
It probably won't make a huge difference, not at first, but it can easily give local brewers a leg up on A-B. There are a lot of people in this country who "buy American," even if it's of inferior (or perceived inferior) quality. This acquisition takes some of the wind out of those sails, but not all.

I at least hope it does - I don't have any problem with A-B or their products, but I am a big fan of supporting your local economy in what you eat and drink. If I don't have a particular beer in mind to pick up at the store, something local has a lot of weight. When I want cheap beer, I tend to pick up Natural Bohemian just because it's produced in Baltimore. I hope this starts to break the stranglehold on a lot of markets and allows local brewers to get a foot in the door.
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Evan I think you might just be my "Arch Nemesis"
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Perhaps. Capitalism > Socialism, IMHO.
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The thing is, the breweries won't be moving, the bosses will. I'm sure that every Budweiser bottle sold where I am will still bear the image of the state of Texas atop every label, and the breweries that are employing people in our local economies will still be pumping out pee water. So for all intents and purposes, the Bud we buy here will still be an American product, made by Americans using American ingredients in America, just being told what to do by Belgian shareholders instead of American shareholders. Moreso, I don't see the beer swilling public even ever knowing that this has happened, and if they do, forgetting soon after.

I do tend to buy local brews whenever I am at the bar, and try to go by the local brewery when I get a chance (Rahr & Sons). I am all about buying local and supporting the local economy. I don't buy AB products anyway, so I say what's good for their shareholders, is good for our economy by getting millions of Belgian monies pumped into the US economy.

But who knows, maybe people will care, and start drinking local. More good beer on the market is good for everyone.

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Evan I think you might just be my "Arch Nemesis"
Well, then I'm his evil henchman.... Capitalism >> Socialism.
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