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Bitter Brew – Book Review

Bitter Brew – Book Review

  Occasionally  we at The Beer Circle put down our beers and pursue other activities but often those, too, are centered around beer. I have just read “Bitter Brew” by William Knoedelseder. It is billed as a book about “the rise and fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer.”  There are already many reviews that deal with the book in its entirety but I will concentrate more on the items in the book that deal … Read entire article »

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AB InBev: Moving Forward Without The Past

AB InBev: Moving Forward Without The Past

While Hurricane Sandy does its worst to the Eastern US seaboard, I decided to have a coffee and read the internet (yes, the whole internet…who knows how long I’ll have power for, so I wanted to make sure I got it all). I came across a few articles detailing how Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev came about. As a beer lover, albeit someone who was not old enough to comprehend the rise of such a monster company, … Read entire article »

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Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”

Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”

Every now and then, a truly special beer comes along and finds its way into our hearts and gas stations. Bestowed upon us because we are deemed worthy of this ambrosia of the beer gods, it represents an experience so intense, so powerful, that only those with the greatest of intestinal fortitude even dare attempt to stomach these beers not intended for consumption by lesser beings. Somehow, the great American purveyors of craft beer, 7-Eleven, seem … Read entire article »

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Budget: Budweiser Chelada

Budget: Budweiser Chelada

There are those who like their beer, and there are those who like their beer mixed with lime, salt, clam juice, and tomato juice. While this is a foreign concept to a freshly-minted college graduate from Suburbia, Clamatos are apparently all the rage south of the border. And if there’s one thing I learned from Spring Break, it’s that Mexicans know how to have a good time. Our good friends over at Anheuser-Busch have decided to … Read entire article »

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Is Major Brewery Ownership of Craft Beers a Bad Thing?

Is Major Brewery Ownership of Craft Beers a Bad Thing?

Is the move of major brewery conglomerates like AB/InBev and Miller Coors into the craft beer segment necessarily a bad thing? It all depends, really, on how you want to look at it. A few years ago that answer would’ve been unequivocally been a YES. But that is starting to change as the big boys are learning more and more about the tastes of craft beer drinkers. Most of those living in northern Virginia fondly remember Old Dominion Brewing when … Read entire article »

Filed under: Anheuser-Busch, Blue Moon, Craft Brew Alliance, Fordham Brewing Co., Grolsch, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Lost Rhino, MillerCoors, Old Dominion Brewing, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Redhook Brewing, Widmer Brothers Brewing

Anheuser-Busch O’Doul’s

Anheuser-Busch O’Doul’s

Yep, you read the title correctly…I am reviewing O’Doul’s. I mean, when someone thinks about a craft beer blog, they think Anheuser-Busch’s non-alcoholic offering, right? Somebody at work had purchased a 6-pack to cook with, and I couldn’t resist cracking one open. This was the first time I had ever allowed a non-alcoholic beer to pass my palate, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. Anheuser-Busch O’Doul’s Beer Stats Style: Low Alcohol Beer Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 0.50% BA … Read entire article »

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