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Postby joel2362 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:54 am

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Postby HotDog » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:05 am

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Postby don taylor » Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:50 am

Instead of saving Bud from going overseas, We could TRADE Budweiser to a different country (like belguim) and get a good beer to brew here in America. Other than jobs lost stateside, I won't be sorry to see that crap go. AB bought and ruined the Rolling Rock name (yes I know its nasty) from my area. I hope someone does the same to them. AB has done other things to the brewing industry that have forced a lot of smaller breweries out of business. Do youu know how many people think beer has to be UNDER 110 days old to be good and taste correct? They came up with born on dating to screw microbrewries. How about their claim No beer is more expensive in the world to brew? Remove their advertising costs and see what's left. Like I said, jobs lost if they leave is the only big deal to me personally.
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Postby wackemstackem » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:18 am

Miller High Life the champange of beers.3.50 a 6 pac :thumbsup: Buds a good beer too,Pretty soon forenigners are gonna own our whole country if our dollar does not get stronger very soon.
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Postby Rat Creek » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:09 pm

Have I been underground somewhere? Where is AB going? This is all news to me and I will be very surprised if they move off shore. I just don’t see it.
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Postby lonewolf9029 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:33 pm

Rat Creek: AB is for sale $48,000,000,000 if ur interested :biggrin:
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Postby bluewing77 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:22 pm

wackemstackem wrote:Miller High Life the champange of beers.3.50 a 6 pac :thumbsup:


wackem, thats $3.50 for some mad farts. :rofl:
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Postby jrockncash » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:37 pm

Isnt Miller owned by a South African Company?
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Postby don taylor » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:02 pm

SAB owns them. Along with tons of others. AB owns breweries on every continent except Antartica. the size of some of the beer giants is astounding. Look at their holdings. Remember when blue moon had born on dates? They have to distance themselves now from some of their own brands. That's how big they are.
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Postby Das booted » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:05 pm

lonewolf9029 wrote:Rat Creek: AB is for sale $48,000,000,000 if ur interested :biggrin:


Yep, and that $48mm will keep the Busch family's MO duck club in unharvested corn for many generations. :yes: I bet they'll finally start to stock their club fridg with some decent beer now. :rofl:
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Postby don taylor » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:09 pm

that's 48 billion.
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Postby Das booted » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:35 pm

don taylor wrote:that's 48 billion.


Next time I'll just use a B.

Actually the Busch Family only get a percentage of that amount, there are plenty of other shareholder. Heck I even have 200 shares, but that won't keep me even in a duck club - non the less unharvested corn. Multigenerational wealth, it must be nice. :help:

Hate to see great "American Companies" in offshore control though. :no:
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Postby rmh » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:33 am

Was just listening to the news, this offer was not sought by the Board of Directors or the Busch family. This is what happens with a public company. The Ford family set things up years ago so that they will always have a majority of voting stock, the Buschs should have done the same. Having said that I need to tell Don Taylor that both versions of Pittsburgh Pi-s (Iron City and Rolling Rock) are sold as gourmet beers here in Southern MD- $4 a bottle. Years ago I used to bring a couple cases of RR back here for a guy when I went to PA because it was like 1/3 the price. Said it was the best beer he'd ever had. The one "upscale" restaurant here features RR on their premium beer sampling nights.
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Postby pennsyltucky » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:31 am

i used to be a budweiser man exclusively. no more. that stuff is hard on ur guts...


sam adams, straub, darks brews and red brews for me.
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Postby apexhunter » Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:37 pm

Even if that Belgium company does manage to purchase AB and the Busch family gets but a percentage of the $48b, it's still a helluva lot of money.

Like Das said, multigenerational wealth is a good thing...and they have plenty of it! Even if they get just 1%, that equates to $480m (and I'm sure they'd get much more than 1%).
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Postby huntingdude16 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:55 pm

It's terrible this could happen, but it COULD be worse. It could be moved to China......
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Postby rmh » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:17 pm

I doubt if production would be moved anywhere, ownership would be in Belgium. If they have other companies here they would probably consolidate management so a lot of those guys would lose their jobs. Same thing happened here with a grocery chain. Kept most of the stores and consolidated management elsewhere and a lot of the local managers lost their jobs. The new company also changed operations just enough that the market share went down. I was one of the people that stopped shopping there.
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Postby Das booted » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:07 pm

huntingdude16 wrote:It's terrible this could happen, but it COULD be worse. It could be moved to China......


I am not so sure. The west coast AB brewery is in Fairfield, CA. It is located next to the regional sewage treatment plant. Lead in your beer may not look so bad after you look at the Fairfield location. It is next to a major freeway for shipping though. :eek:
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Postby Pumpgunner » Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:16 pm

Just another reason to brew your own! :drinking:
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Postby msmall » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:32 am

Every 12 pack of Bud should come with a couple of free asprin. That stuff isnt fit to pour on the ground!!! I use to drink it in my young and foolish days but found that it gave me a bad headache so I stopped drinking it. Drink Yuengling exclusively now ..... great beer, brewed locally, by a private company. If you can get it I would highly recommend it.
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Postby Rat Creek » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:30 am

I guess it is true. Really unbelievable, but this is what happens when a company goes public and a family no longer holds the majority of shares (votes).

This will be rough on St. Louis. That city has really reaped the benefits of having a great philanthropic company in town.

From my brother who lives in St. Louis, I understand it is a total break-up where they are selling off all the bits and pieces (theme parks, gardens, zoo, packaging company, farms, etc. etc.).
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Postby lanthanide » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:01 am

Everyone acts so surprised…

If they wanted to stave this off…they would have made efforts long ago. It’s not like the old days when America was built by likes of Carnige, Vanderbilt, and so on.

These builders of America owned their companies…it’s where they kept their stock, their money. They took responsibility and built their companies on their very reputations and pride. Where did the descendants of Adolphus Busch choose to keep their many millions…not in the family company it seems. Keeping this company wasn’t a priority for them. Don’t anyone here shed one drop of sympathy.

Today…bah!…better to be bought out for ‘zillions’ than be an icon of society. Goes the same way of the corporate CEO.
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