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Old 07-14-2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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Well, what do we think?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:07 AM   #2
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does this mean that bud will now be brewed with real hops?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:19 AM   #3
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does this mean that bud will now be brewed with real hops?

Not likely while they can still get their hands on "Soilent Green!"




I could really care less about AB specifically, but I'm not so happy about the massive amount of American real estate and busnesses being bought up overseas in general.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:21 AM   #4
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Holy crap! I never thought it would happen. It might be a good thing...but I can't quite decide right now. I think a lot of proud Americans (of the "I only buy American-made products" ilk) might be a little upset over it. I'm not going to lose any sleep.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:27 AM   #5
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I made this awhile ago in response to the really boring "keep budweiser American" website...and cause I was bored....not 'cause I was particularly attached to the outcome...(call it Irony, OK?)



It will be interesting...Doesn't inbev have a corporate history of slashing the cost in breweries that they acquire, including changing the recipes to save money...THink they will dare do that to the big b?

(obligatory sarcastic bud bashing joke) and can they make it even more tasteless and watered down than it already is?

Seriously, how do people think they will run the company?...Will it be a highly independent subsidiary of Inbev, with little or no oversight by outsiders and just pump capital into Inbev coffers with little or no changes to AB side of things or will it be a bought out brand totally controlled by Belgium?
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...changing the recipes to save money...Think they will dare do that to the big b?
Unless they are extremely stupid or their intent was to crush AB from the start, they won't change a thing about the recipe(s).

...remember "New Coke?"
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:52 AM   #7
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This Bud's for EU.

 
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:55 AM   #8
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Seriously, how do people think they will run the company?...Will it be a highly independent subsidiary of Inbev, with little or no oversight by outsiders and just pump capital into Inbev coffers with little or no changes to AB side of things or will it be a bought out brand totally controlled by Belgium?
They'll be some cost-cutting, particularly in marketing (so maybe only 5 Super Bowl commercials instead of 10). And I'd imagine some cuts on the operations front as well, though nothing so drastic as shuttering plants or moving production.

My biggest concern is that the combined company will use its size (even more than A-B does now) to muscle craft brews out of the distro system, and to lobby for more laws that further protect their control over distro.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:01 AM   #9
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I doubt the average Bud drinker will ever know they are now drinking a Euro based beer. My dad won't for sure. Decades long drinkers like him won't be aware of the change.


Other postulations! Will they replace the Clydesdale with a Belgian(German) horse breed?

Does Bud Leicht have a better ring to it?
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