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(NPR)   The saga of the Budweiser family is as bitter and awful as their beer   ( npr.org) divider line
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5055 clicks; posted to Business » on 23 Dec 2012 at 1:01 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-23 02:19:40 AM  
2 votes:
Budwieser was a decent every day beer until inbev got their greedy grubby mitts on it.

They changed the recipe to use the cheapest ingredients possible.

No more beechwood aging; no more premium hops.

2012-12-25 01:14:16 AM  
1 vote:
I knew someone who worked in facilities at their headquarters for decades.

After the InBev takeover, whenever it snowed he wouldn't come home for 48 hours. They gutted the budget for snow removal and he got in trouble if he went over his farking snow removal budget. So he practically had to do it himself, despite being a fairly high-up facilities director.

He had enough and quit.

Another person I know works at a nearby credit union and says the headquarters is like a ghost town these days.

It's a shame.

St. Louis has lost so many companies to buyouts and mergers and moves. McDonnell-Douglas, TWA, Ralston-Purina, Anheuser-Busch, Ralcorp, Charter, May Company, AG Edwards... It's sad.
2012-12-23 10:09:56 AM  
1 vote:
Nothing new to STL Farkers.

There was a newspaper article a while back speculating that Busch IV's dickheadedness split the family and basically made the company ripe for takeover. Dude was also indirectly (at least, you know how hard it is to prove stuff against the super rich) connected to at least a couple deaths.

A shame, his granddaddy was a classy fellow and his dad didn't seem too bad either.
2012-12-23 07:38:06 AM  
1 vote:
Buck Fudweiser
2012-12-23 06:11:21 AM  
1 vote:
Good riddance. Their legacy ends with a conglomerate who has a penchant for cutting corners in the name of lower production costs.
2012-12-23 01:43:20 AM  
1 vote:
The saga of the Budweiser family is as bitter and awful as their beer

I doubt that.
2012-12-23 01:27:52 AM  
1 vote:
" The Bavarian Brewing Co. produced such horribly tasting beer that "people would spit it back across the bar at bartenders," Knoedelseder says."

And 150 years later, that proud Budweiser tradition continues!

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