Anheuser-Busch InBev

Business
3:37 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

AB-InBev Rolls Out New "Black Crown" Budweiser

Budweiser Black Crwon
Credit Anheuser-Busch InBev

Budweiser Black Crown, the latest of Anheuser-Busch's higher-alcohol beers, will hit shelves across the country on Monday.  The beer has been sold in St. Louis for several weeks now.

The new recipe is the result of a challenge, called “Project 12” among the company’s 12 brewmasters.

The new take on classic Bud features a stronger hop flavor and higher alcohol content, about 6 percent.

Benj Steinman, editor of Beer Marketer’s Insights says the move comes as mass-market brands face increasing pressure from craft beer, wine and spirits.

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St. Louis on the Air
2:37 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

‘Sins And Successes’ Of St. Louis’ Beer Kings

Book Cover, "Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer"
(Courtesy: HarperCollins Publishers)

When St. Louis native Bill Knoedelseder pitched the idea for a TV series about a wealthy brewing, baseball-team-owning family, Hollywood was skeptical. How could a Midwestern mansion hold a candle next to, say, an oil family in Dallas?

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Arts & Culture
11:05 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Is That A Budweiser In Your Hand?: Product Placement, Booze, And Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington plays Whip Whitaker in Flight.
Robert Zuckerman Paramount Pictures

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 10:22 am

At one point in the film Flight, alcoholic pilot William "Whip" Whitaker, played by Denzel Washington, peers into a hotel-room mini-fridge filled with pretty much every type of wine and liquor imaginable.

The shot showcases wine brands Yellow Tail, Barefoot, Sutter Home, plus Amstel Light and Heineken beers — even Red Bull.

This scene raised a lot of questions for me: When has any hotel minibar ever contained so much alcohol? Why has Denzel done three films focusing on transportation –- two trains and now a plane — in as many years?

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Hurricane Relief
4:35 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Anheuser-Busch Contributes Drinking Water To Hurricane Recovery

(PRNewsFoto/Anheuser-Busch)

Anheuser-Busch is in the process of packaging over one million cans of drinking water for victims of Hurricane Sandy that hit the northeast early this week.

The St. Louis-based company has the ability to easily convert one or more of its beer-production lines to produce drinking water, which is something it has done in the wake of natural disasters since the late 1980s.

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Business
5:55 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Mexican brewer Modelo

Modelo controls 4 percent of the U.S. beer market.
via Wikimedia Commons

The world's largest brewer is getting even bigger. Anheuser-Busch InBev announced plans early on Friday to buy a remaining 50 percent of the Mexican brewing giant, Grupo Modelo, for $20 billion.  

The purchase will give A-B InBev complete control of the company and access to Modelo’s popular Corona, Modelo, Negra Modelo and Pacifico brands.

Speaking in a conference call Modelo CEO Carlos Fernandez says the move is necessary step to export his brands around the globe.

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Ballpark Village
5:10 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Budweiser at Ballpark Village: A-B in as 'anchor partner'

A screen capture of a new artist rending of Ballpark Village - with Anheuser-Busch in as an "anchor partner."
(via Official Cardinals Twitter account)

The St. Louis Cardinals Announced today via Twitter that Anheuser-Busch has "[joined] the first phase of Ballpark Village..." along with a photo of a new artist rendering of the development.

The rendering shows the brand name "Budweiser" prominently displayed on the upper facade of one of the buildings (see above).

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New Clydesdales
7:26 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Ranch welcomes 28 Budweiser Clydesdale foals

Courtesy of Anheuser-Busch

Foaling season at Warm Springs Ranch in Cooper County is over, and there are 28 new members of the Budweiser Clydesdale family to show for it.

Two colts - Danny and Arnold - were the last two babies born at the ranch this year. Supervisor John Soto says the two are "almost twins" - they share a father and were born within minutes of each other,  inspiring Soto to name the foals after the 1988 movie "Twins."

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Morning round-up
9:19 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Morning headlines: February 14, 2012

Flickr/brains the head

Debate brewing in Missouri Capitol over birth control

A Senate committee has scheduled a hearing for today on legislation allowing employers to refuse to provide insurance coverage for birth control, abortions or sterilization procedures, if doing so would go against the employer's religious beliefs.

Sponsoring Sen. John Lamping, a St. Louis County Republican, says health insurance is a benefit and that employers should decide how it is structured.

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AB expansion
10:57 am
Mon February 13, 2012

AB plans to increase production at Arnold can facility

Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it will expand production at its Arnold, Mo., Metal Container Corporation facility.

Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it plans to increase production at its Metal Container Corporation in Arnold, resulting in at least 20 new jobs there.

Metal Container Corporation supplies more than 45 percent of the beer brewer's beer cans and 55 percent of its lids in the United States. It also produces cans and lids for soft drink companies, including PepsiCo and Monster Beverage Corporation.

The expansion announced Monday will add about 100,000 square feet to the Arnold facility. It's expected to be complete in 2013.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev
3:23 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Anheuser-Busch U.S. operations president David Peacock resigns

David Peacock.
(St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

One of the last remaining executives of Anheuser-Busch when it was a stand-alone company has resigned from the brewing giant.

The company announced in a memo today that Dave Peacock, the head of Anheuser-Busch InBev's U.S. market, is resigning "in order to spend more time with his family and pursue other business interests."

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