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Tag Archives: Anheuser Busch InBev

• Constellation Brands invests $2bn in Mexico

Constellation Brands invests $2bn in Mexico

Constellation Brands has reaffirmed its confidence in the Mexican beer market, announcing plans to invest $2 billion in expanding its brewery and bottle plant in the country. The money will be used at its facility in Nava, Coahuila, increasing its production capacity from 10 million hectoliters to 25 million hectoliters by the end of 2017. At […]

• Diageo shares rocket on Brazilian billionaire buyout rumours

Diageo shares rocket on Brazilian billionaire buyout rumours

The Diageo stock price rocketed early on Monday on rumours that Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann is looking to buyout the world’s largest producer of spirits. Shares in the London-listed company jumped by over 8% within the first 10 minutes of trading.

• Good News: Alcohol Tax Breaks Brewing In Congress

Good News: Alcohol Tax Breaks Brewing In Congress

Tax relief may be on the way for alcohol producers both large and small. Two tax breaks for brewers are vying for the spotlight on Capitol Hill, while a third piece of legislation would grant earlier tax deductions to distillers of aged spirits. All three pieces of legislation signal a willingness on the part of […]

• National Parks Service Inks $2.5M Marketing Pact with Anheuser-Busch

National Parks Service Inks $2.5M Marketing Pact with Anheuser-Busch

#troubling In its scramble for additional funding to spruce up parks for next year’s 100th anniversary celebration, the National Park Service is, apparently, up for whatever. The park service has waived its policy prohibiting partnerships with alcohol makers, allowing the National Park Foundation to forge a two-year, $2.5 million deal with the world’s largest brewer, […]

• Ah, those crazy Brewdog guys to launch ‘beer hotel’

Ah, those crazy Brewdog guys to launch ‘beer hotel’

The Scottish craft brewery is raising £25m from fans to expand its factory, create a sour beer brewery, and launch its own ‘beer hotel’ where the craft brew will never stop flowing. Renegade craft brewer Brewdog is launching an ambitious new crowdfunding project to raise £25m from its international fanbase. It is bringing back its […]

• Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Elysian brewery co-founder and head brewer Dick Cantwell – widely regarded as a pioneer of the US craft brewing scene – has resigned following the company’s acquisition by Anheuser Busch in January. Quitting yesterday from the Seattle brewery, Cantwell said in an email to the Washington Beer Blog that Elysian’s takeover by brewing giant Anheuser Busch was the reason […]

• Analyzing Budweiser’s Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad

Analyzing Budweiser’s Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad

I have set foot in the Budweiser Research Pilot Brewery. I have met the talented, kind, passionate people who work there. I’ve written about the place as objectively as I could. But as a craft beer supporter, I can’t stand by when the company airs a commercial like they did during Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast. […]

• Flavoured Whiskey Outpaces Flavoured Vodka

Flavoured Whiskey Outpaces Flavoured Vodka

Imported flavoured vodkas are losing market share in the US amid growing demand for flavoured whiskey and homegrown brands, according to recent analysis. According to Rabobank’s Spirits Quarterly Q1 2015, flavoured whiskeys, or whiskey-based liqueurs, was the “hottest growth segment in the US spirits market” in the first three quarters of 2014, while volumes of imported […]

• Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a delicious new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers. Most beers, industrial or craft, get […]

• 5 U.S. Craft Beer Breweries With Partial Overseas Ownership

5 U.S. Craft Beer Breweries With Partial Overseas Ownership

Your local craft beer brewer may be more distant than you think. Last year, Bend, Ore.-based 10 Barrel Brewing was bought by Anheuser-Busch InBev  . Through that lone act, the top of 10 Barrel’s company ladder extended from Bend to Belgium and Brazil. And just about anyone in St. Louis can attest that Budweiser is no […]

• America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years. After reaching a peak of 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined to just 211.7 million barrels in 2013. Yet, the beer industry is by no means dying. While some beer brands have faltered, others have found tremendous success. Although some […]

• Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Drizly, the Boston-based online alcohol delivery company, had inked a major deal with MillerCoors to cross-promote the delivery service. As part of the partnership, Drizly delivered cases of Miller Lite for free over the past weekend in four of its nine service cities. While the news of […]

• Right ON! Craft Beer Outsells Budweiser

Right ON! Craft Beer Outsells Budweiser

Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser has been the self-proclaimed “king of beers” for decades, shipping a whopping 50 million barrels a year at its peak of popularity in 1988. According to the Wall Street Journal, Budweiser’s popularity has sunk, and shipped 16 million barrels in 2013. It’s a significant number because craft beer shipments totaled 16.1 million barrels […]

• Budweiser Clydesdales Being Ditched For Craft Beer Hipsters

Budweiser Clydesdales Being Ditched For Craft Beer Hipsters

The iconic and beautiful Budweiser Clydesdales are being given the proverbial boot – or hoof – as it may be, and the horses won’t be seen for this year’s holiday advertising campaign. Yes, the powerful horses that have been used in Budweiser’s commercials since back in 1987 aren’t going to be there anymore because the […]

• For realz? Scots lead the way for drinking alcohol-free beer

For realz? Scots lead the way for drinking alcohol-free beer

IT has long been the butt of uncomplimentary jokes but brewers of alcohol-free beer are enjoying the last laugh. A new survey has revealed that non-alcoholic beer is increasingly socially acceptable. It found that 48 per cent of adults in Scotland have tried alcohol-free beer compared to the national average of just 43 per cent. […]