Boycott Budweiser to protest the foreign sale of Anheuser-Busch to Belgian brewer InBev.

The Father Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by David   
Monday, 04 August 2008 00:00

A website called The Father Life has included Drink American in a recent article:

The website DrinkAmerican.us has a simple message at the top of the main page, "Declare independence from Budweiser and drink American." The site has started some commotion, even being mentioned on CNN's "The Situation Room" as well as in the New York Post.

David Lauterbach and his friends run the website BriansBelly.com, a website dedicated to beer, food, and good times, but when they heard about the possible purchase of Anheuser-Busch by InBev they created the sister (er...brother) site, DrinkAmerican.us. He says that the site wasn't and isn't about the Budweiser boycotts that have popped up all over the internet.

"At first, we wanted to inform the public about the possibility of a takeover and help with the boycott movement." He added, "But after I did so much research into 'who owns what' I became somewhat obsessed with finding out what beers were truly American."

He says that he and his buddies have nothing against imported beer. Some of their favorite beers happen to be from other countries. "But the Budmilloors of America are no longer owned by Americans, and that's what hurts the most."

We appreciate the shoutout. Just to be a little clearer... it's hard to say that we are not about the boycott... the boycott has become a prominent way to express dismay at Anheuser-Busch.  The boycott was born of frustration, but the goal that has emerged is to educate.

To read the full article visit The Father Life.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 01 October 2008 20:47 )
Pabst Brewing: The New American Icon? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2008 21:49

We've recently been bombarded with emails asking about replacements for Budweiser/Bud Light.  We've been doing a lot of talking about craft beers and brewers, but we do see the need for a cheap, somewhat mass-produced, easy drinking beer for those long hot days or those cool late-night drinking binges.  It's tough to drink a lot of Sammy A.  I know, I've been trying.

Since the July 14th announcement that Anheuser-Busch agreed to sell their American company to the Belgian giant, Pabst Brewing Company has gone to some lengths to make sure people know that they "will be the last of the famous iconic U.S. brewers to be fully independent and American-owned."

Pabst Blue Ribbon--which is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity--along with Schlitz, Stroh, Schaefer, Rainier, Olympia and quite a few others are brewed by the Pabst Brewing Company... which has NO BREWERIES.

Schaefer--which is currently enjoying a resurgence in my own personal drinking--and Schlitz--if you, or Officer Farva can even find it--fall into a category known as "virtual brewing." These beers are owned by F&M Schaefer Brewing Co., and Stroh Brewery Co., respectively. Both labels are owned by Pabst Brewing Co., which contracts the brewing out to Miller Brewing.

Is this complicated yet?

The beers of Pabst Brewing are indeed American owned, but they are brewed by a company that is owned by South African Breweries. While I do not agree with their statement that they are "fully independent," it is seemingly a better choice, especially during a time when we are trying to discover what is American and what is not.

Last Updated ( Monday, 21 July 2008 22:15 )
Budweiser Plans to Turn Belgian PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 23:15
As you may have seen on TV, major news outlets have taken note of the online plights of Budweiser fans.  I spoke with a reporter at CNN yesterday and DrinkAmerican.US made a screenshot of an appearance during "The Situation Room."

I also spoke with the NY Post today, for their story "Budweiser Plans to Turn Belgian."  

The video is embedded below.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 July 2008 22:33 )
Kiss Our Glass PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 23:04

This video got some play on CNN, and isn't a bad song at all!  St. Louis native Philip McClary wrote "Kiss Our Glass" in protest of the sale of Anheuser-Busch.

"America is not for sale, and neither is her beer," McClary sings.

"All you hard-working Americans stand up and show some class," the song continues, "Have a drink with Mother Freedom, and tell InBev to kiss your glass."


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 July 2008 23:13 )
What's On Tap Now for Budweiser? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2008 11:05
We just found out about a special that CNBC will be running on Thursday night regarding Anheuser-Busch, and it looks pretty interesting:

What's on tap now for Budweiser?
CNBC takes you inside America's 130-year love affair with the King of Beers. Now that InBev has agreed to purchase the iconic American brand, CNBC's "American Originals: Budweiser" offers a first look at the new reality for Bud. Watch CNBC on Thursday, July 17 at 9p/12a ET to see the side of Budweiser you've never seen before... the past the present and the future.

You can catch a promo of the show here:
What's on tap now for Budweiser?

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