Busch to give ‘3 months’ of beer to people that adopt or foster a dog during coronavirus pandemic

Dogs may be man’s best friend and beer is also his good buddy. As more and more people are practicing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, animal shelters and rescue centers have had to close their doors to visitors. Fortunately, some companies are taking steps to ensure that needy dogs don’t get forgotten about during the outbreak. Busch Beer is teaming up with Midwest Animal Rescue to help get dogs fostered and adopted. To help incentivize people into bringing a furry friend home, the beer company is offering a prize they call “Busch Beer for 3 months.” “During these uncertain and lonelier times, people need an escape: cue the cute puppy memes and photos,” a spokesperson for Busch in a statement to People. “But as much as we need those cute puppy pics to help get us through social distancing, it’s actually them who need us.” The rules for the promotion are fairly simple: adopt or foster a dog through Midwest Animal Rescue and then send the proof to Busch through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (users must also follow Busch on the social network). Busch will be providing up to 500 winners with a pre-paid debit card worth $100. Busch will be accepting submissions through April 25th. “Social distancing is better with a furry friend by your side and a cold beer in your hand,” a spokesperson for Busch told People. Based on what’s happening in New York City, Busch shouldn’t have a shortage of entrances. Click here to learn more!e!!  

Awesome!!  I adopted my last three dogs (all basset hounds), and can’t imagine my life without them.  Major kudos to the good people at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis for this great idea!!  And hey.. if getting a new dog isn’t right for you at this time, that’s ok.  Stop by your local liquor store and buy some of the many different Busch beer products, and support this great American company instead.  Excellent!!    🙂

Anheuser-Busch to Produce, Distribute Hand Sanitizer to Americans in Need

The Anheuser-Busch beer company is on a mission to provide hand sanitizer to citizens across the nation during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Saturday, the company tweeted that it was using its supply and logistics network to produce and distribute the bottles to people who need it most. The company’s goal is to invest time in making a positive and lasting impact on others, especially during the current health crisis. “We are business partners, collaborators and community leaders working to make a difference around the corner and around the globe. We create jobs. We show up to lift up our neighbors when natural disasters strike,” its website read. In a subsequent tweet, the company said it was working with the American Red Cross to determine where the sanitizer should be distributed first. Earlier this month, Anheuser-Busch delivered over 150,000 cans of drinking water to Tennesseans whose communities were devastated by the recent tornadoes. “Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing support for disaster relief efforts in partnership with the American Red Cross,” the press release read. “Since the inception of the emergency drinking water program in 1988, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided nearly 83 million cans of water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters and other crises,” the release continued. Following the announcement Saturday, Twitter users praised the beer company for their efforts to provide hand sanitizer to people across the country. “This is what I like to see during these times. Thank you @AnheuserBusch,” one person wrote. “Thank you for being a good neighbor!” another commented. In addition, several distilleries across America have focused their own efforts on making the disinfectant and getting it into the hands of charitable groups and others who have none. “We are in a national emergency,” said Chad Butters, founder of the Eight Oaks Farm Distillery in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, whose company is currently producing its own homemade sanitizer. “What’s the right thing to do? The right thing to do is support this community by providing something that is in desperate need,” he concluded.

Exactly right!  Major kudos to St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, and these other companies, for stepping up and helping out.  Cheers!!   🙂

Anheuser-Busch sending 300,000 cans of water to Hurricane Florence victims

The King of Beers is proving once again it can be the Highness of Hydration in a pinch. A Georgia brewery that churns out Budweiser is shifting gears to send 300,000 cans of clean drinking water to help anticipated victims of Hurricane Florence. The Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville made the switch after the American Red Cross asked if it could to pause beer production in order to can emergency water. Anheuser-Busch has donated 79 million cans of emergency water to areas in times of natural disasters over the last 30 years. The Cartersville facility, which also has made the change before during natural disasters, according to WXIA, will send a six-pack of truckloads to communities in North Carolina and South Carolina, a representative for Anheuser-Busch confirmed to Fox News. The news came the same day Anheuser-Busch announced that its brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., is also ready to can emergency water if needed. “For the last 30 years, we have been working with the American Red Cross and our wholesaler partners to provide clean, safe drinking water for communities hit by natural disasters,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch, in a news release. “Earlier this year, we recognized the employees who help make the program possible in Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial and made a new commitment to expand our capacity to produce safe, clean drinking water for disaster relief at our Fort Collins Brewery. Today, we are pleased to deliver on that promise, doubling our production capacity to help our fellow Americans in times of need.” Anheuser-Busch is commemorating the Fort Collins announcement with new cans and trucks that “capture the spirit of the program,” according to the release. In August 2017, the same brewery in Cartersville sent over 50,000 cans of water to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Anheuser-Busch even highlighted the facility in its Super Bowl LII commercial, titled “Stand By You,” which showcased the company’s employees efforting the process. “This is not something that we are doing today just for the Super Bowl, we have been really working on this for 30 years, and it’s a global initiative to make sure our company does what it thinks is the right thing to do,” Michel Doukeris, Anheuser-Busch CEO and AB InBev North America Zone president said..

AB, which is based out of my hometown of St. Louis, MO, has a long history of this sort of giving back to the community.  Major kudos to the good folks at AB for this outstanding effort!  Excellent!!     🙂

10 things you never knew about Budweiser

Launched by Adolphus Busch in 1876, Budweiser is still one of America’s top selling and best-known beer brands. And while craft brews may be making a dent in the big guys’ appeal, the brand still boasts a loyal fan base and continues to turn out great a campaigns. From the famous Clydesdales to Helen Mirren’s sassy anti-drunk driving Super Bowl commercial, here are a few things you may not have known about Budweiser.

To see the list, click on the text above.  As someone originally from St. Louis, AB is an institution in that great city.     🙂

Customer suing Anheuser-Busch since Leffe ‘abbey’ ale isn’t brewed in a monastery

Anheuser-Busch InBev has been slapped with a lawsuit from a Florida man who claims he was deceived into thinking its Leffe beer was brewed in a Belgian abbey. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed Friday in Miami federal court by Henry Vazquez, alleges that the beer giant used deceptive packaging and marketed Leffe as a premium product. The company uses language like first “brewed and perfected by Belgian monks” in 1240, sustained through “750 years of Belgian tradition,” and depicting the bell tower of an abbey on the label, reports Reuters. The packaging and marketing of the brand, Vazquez alleges, caused him to overpay for Leffe branded brews including Leffe Blonde and Leffe Brune, when the beer is actually mass-produced in the same automated factory that manufactures Stella Artois. “Their marketing quite clearly shows Leffe to be a specialty craft beer,” Natalie Rico, a lawyer for Vazquez, said in a phone interview with Reuters. “Consumers believe they are buying something that is limited quantity and very high quality. That is not the case.” Unlike other Belgian beers such as Chimay, Leffe has not been brewed at an abbey since the Abbaye de Leffe was destroyed in the French Revolution in the late 18th century, according to the suit. Last year, Anheuser-Busch reached a $20 million settlement with drinkers of Beck’s beer who successfully argued that the beer giant had fooled customers into thinking Beck’s was from Germany when it’s actually made in St. Louis, Missouri. Vazquez has filed his lawsuit in the same court. The plaintiff is seeking class action status for consumers nationwide who purchased any Leffe beer within the last four years. Vazquez is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and a formal declaration from Anheuser that Leffe is not brewed in an abbey or by monks. Leffe may not be brewed in a Belgian abbey, but Birra Nursia, a Belgian-style blonde ale brewed in Italy by American monks is now available in the U.S.

Another beer story in the news on this National Beer Day…  Prost!!     🙂

Budweiser Clydesdales going back in the stable for the holidays

Amid declining sales in a competitive craft beer market, Anheuser-Busch will start rolling out new ads to appeal to younger drinkers.

BOOOO!!!!!!!  I get that Anheuser-Busch (AB) wants to appeal to younger drinkers, and is gonna do some hipster type ads.  I get that.  Its obnoxious.  But, hey..  I get it.  But, to throw those gorgeous, iconic Clydesdales under the bus and put them out to pasture?  C’mon..  What are Christmas commercials without the AB Clydesdales!  We should all go the AB web site (I just did), and leave a complaint on their feedback/contact page.  Awful..