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Old 07-14-2008, 11:22 AM
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Oh well. AB products still give me a bad hangover with too-liberal useage. Must be the beechwood aging.... I prefer Great Lakes Brewery, anyway.
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just had an A/B exec that retired because of this in the store. he said this buyout would make Pabst Blue Ribbon the largest American brewer.
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Who owns Miller?
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I'll stick with Coors. Even though they are Molsen Coors now, I understand the Coors really bought Molsen but gave them honorary first name because they were the older brewery.

Plus, I like all the Coors Beers. I have Blue Moon and Killians in the Kegerator right now
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Who owns Miller?
Wow. I just looked that up and now the Coors umbrella includes Miller. It is now MillerCoors. This just happened June 30 of this year.
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that sux...i don't drink much beer except on the water....i guess i will find another beer...that should show them i mean business and really put the hurt on those bastards....
Outside PBR local and regional breweries are the only ones left that's American owned. SAB is a south african based company that owns Coors, Molson and Miller then Imbev owns a bunch of brands. I'll still drink coors light on the boat but usually if I'm having something with dinner it's a Sam Adams or Leinenkugel.

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:58 AM
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AB will still have two seats on the InBev board.....I dont think this will change much of anything for AB beer drinkers. It is a move, like most on wall street, to make sharholders more money. If the beer drinkers are happy, than shareholders will be happy. Doesnt work the other way.....
Yes it sucks that a great american co is being purchased, but it really is a global econ.
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If they close down the St Louis brewery, we could pool our money together, buy the plant & start producing Duff beer there. With the millions, if not billions of kids growing up on the Simpsons, the product would sell itself.
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$70 a share - 52.xB purchase price....

I don't drink any beer but it is a shame to see such an icon of Americana sold partly due to the drop in the dollar value. Will be interesting to see if they keep Bush Gardens open in Williamsburg....
Even though AB got two seats on the InBev board, I think they're going to streamline quite a bit. The theme parks definitely and probably packaging are going to go. I think there will be quite a few management positions eliminated as well. There's quite a bit of fat in management that has needed to be trimmed for some time. I have some friends that work there downtown, but they work in the brick buildings, not the glass one. So as long as they're still brewing here, I'll still drink it.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of charities here in St. Louis that are most likely going to suffer. AB employees last year contributed over $3 million to United Way alone. There are other homeless charities that are almost completely subsidized by AB. Really curious to see what happens there.
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If they close down the St Louis brewery, we could pool our money together, buy the plant & start producing Duff beer there. With the millions, if not billions of kids growing up on the Simpsons, the product would sell itself.
I'm in
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