Posts Tagged ‘Anheuser-Busch’

Local Bars Bring Spirit of St. Louis to D.C. with Schlafly House In Session Ale

The public has been screaming for session ales. Low alcohol, easy drinking beers are a much needed antidote to the many palate-shaking extreme brews flooding the craft beer market. Starting Monday D.C. will have one: a collaboration beer brewed at the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis by the District's own Greg Jasgur, overseer of the […]

A True Monster Attacks Rock Art Brewery – Can Twitter and Facebook Help?

If you follow brews news like we do, you have probably caught wind of the David-and-Goliath story unfolding between Vermont's Rock Art Brewery and Monster energy drinks. It seems that Hansen Beverage Company, makers of the Monster line, believe that consumers will be confused by the use of the word "monster" in Rock Art's 10th Anniversary […]

Budweiser’s Got Rice, and They’re Proud of It

Good beer drinkers (myself included) love to malign the yellow fizz companies for cutting their barley with cheap stand-ins like corn and rice, but apparently Bud has been waving their rice flag high all along. It's right there on the can: "using the choicest hops, rice and best barley malt." That "rice" doesn't appear to […]

Budweiser Launches Select 55, Light Beer Arms Race Gets Absurd

At a certain point, you've got to just call it water. Not to be outdone by a fellow conglomerate, Anheuser-Busch InBev raised (lowered?) the stakes against MillerCoors' MGD Light 64 with its launch this week of Bud Select 55. The new light beer, which I promise is not a joke, boasts a slender and eponymous […]

Starbucks, I Was a Fool to Trust You

Call me naive, but I had moderately high hopes for 15th Avenue Coffee & Tea, the new stealth-Starbucks coffee shop that eschews Frappucinos for wine and beer and attempts to buck the chain's corporate image. I've always loved the European-style cafe, with good espresso and alcohol, as a quiet counterpoint to bars; done right, they […]