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Old 07-14-2008, 03:09 AM   #11
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Anheuser-Busch reportedly has agreed to be acquired by Belgian brewer InBev for about $52 billion.
The deal being reported by The Wall Street Journal would create the world's largest brewer and put the iconic American beer maker in the hands of the Belgian-based company behind Stella Artois and Beck's beers.

The newspaper cited anonymous sources who said Anheuser-Busch-InBev would be the new company's name and Anheuser would have two seats on the company board.

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. did not return messages seeking comment Sunday evening.

The newspaper said the deal was for $70 a share. That's a $5 increase over the offer Anheuser-Busch rejected in June.



 
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:15 AM   #12
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I think this is going to cause some major poop. There are so many 'mericans that are anti-whatever right now. There will no doubt be a bunch of rumors about changed formulas, which i doubt would ever happen as mentioned above. But if I owned Busch, Miller, Coors I would be throwing a party right now, a party with homebrew... lots of belgiums!


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Old 07-14-2008, 03:20 AM   #13
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I think this is going to cause some major poop. There are so many 'mericans that are anti-whatever right now. There will no doubt be a bunch of rumors about changed formulas, which i doubt would ever happen as mentioned above. But if I owned Busch, Miller, Coors I would be throwing a party right now, a party with homebrew... lots of belgiums!
Busch is an A-B brand, so if you owned that, you'd be selling out to InBev for $70 a share...

And FWIW, Miller and Coors are the same company now.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:42 AM   #14
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Jesus, what the hell is going on... ok, i'm having a party anyways. what do i know?
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:40 AM   #15
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The distribution network thing scares the bajeezus out of me.

The time is now to to convince your brother-in-law, your uncle, your retired neighbor and those twins...

Buy Craft Beer!

Viva la Beervolution!
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:49 AM   #16
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Maybe they'll start serving REAL BEER at "InBev Gardens"!!!
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:16 PM   #17
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Does this mean that Bud will now be a "heavy import?"

*hahahahaha*

 
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #18
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From what I have heard Inbev operates more like a Brazilian company than it does like a Belgian one. Any cost cutting they do will actually add taste and color to Bud. Now the only truly American brewers are the Micro brews. This could mean a huge boost in craft-brew sales if inbevbud doesn't put all of its effort into crushing the craft-brew production/distribution network.

 
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:01 PM   #19
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Sounds like a perfect marketing opportunity for the craft brewers of America.

 
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:17 PM   #20
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I don't think it's possible to stop the growing popularity of craft brews. We (America) simply spent too long without any beer choices to give them up now.


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