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Old 05-20-2009, 10:10 PM
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F inbev... great article about their true colors as if no one knew..

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story...storyid=175727
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Scotty clear your inbox please.
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Message from an Anheiser Busch employee who will remain anonymous

"Hi Scotty.....Love your boat.....and turbines in general ....I am an employee of Anheuser Busch....and I can tell you....the new people that the company sold out to, care very little for sporting sponsorships....The good relations with sporting groups, that were a hallmark of the Busch family, that took generations to establish.....are more or less gone....The new group in charge, Inbev, are based in Belgium, and are more or less run by Brazilians....and the "bottom line" ......is the only thing on their minds..The cost cutting measures implemented since the takeover border on the ridiculous..The deal is done, however...and there is little that can be done....I can even smell the difference in the change of ingredients while they are brewing at work..The decades of goodwill the Busch family fostered with sports media ...has more or less vaporized since the takeover....The employees dont like it....distributors dont like it....public dont like it...but it is what it is...Perhaps, when the new owners see the true cost of trampling on the Busch legacy..in terms of the bottom line...things will change back......but it will never be what it once was..
Hell Brazilians don't even drink beer do they? I can't believe they would tamper with the recipes without doing surveys in the bars. Stupid.
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Any Budweiser Sponsorship you see are local distributors - NOT Corporate - BIG difference if you know anything about sponsorship.

I have received word from a confidential inside source that InBev/Anheuser-Busch is hearing from other sources regarding the value they are missing not having us on the circuit.

Only going to get more interesting over time

Good info......thanks for clearing that up
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I just sent them my e-mail.
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Here is mine..

After years of consuming your products, I ,sadly, must inform you that I will do so no longer. Your brand has always stood out as a caring, community oriented organization. Many of the fine waterfront establishments in Florida benefitted from your sponsorships of Boat Racing and Waterfront festivals.

Now, after your recent corporate redirect, you have chosen to cease your funding of all related Sports Marketing sponsorships. It has taken a toll here locally on the people that depended on your support of their locations along the waterways. Everyone I know that was affected by your enthusiasm for our sport is now deeply concerned.

Until such time as you reconsider your decision to vacate the sponsorships of the boating community, in particular the Bud Light Offshore Racing Team, my employees, my family and myself will no longer purchase any InBev(AB) or Eagle Brand products.

I regret that it has come to this but you hurt this community more than you possibly understand.
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As a fan and racer in offshore, I can tell you our sport is not the same without the Bud Lite team out there on the course with us, not to mention the Seabold family in the tunnel boats. The Busch family and Budweiser are synonimous with boat racing and helped put our sport on the map. After two races this year without them I had to voice my displeasure and encourage you to do the same.
I just went on there website and explained why I will no longer purchase any product of theirs. Here is the link, http://budweiser.com/index.aspx
Come on Scotty....tell us....you just miss spankin that Miss Bud ass, saw you guys running at Cumberland...that boat is the Tits



Now for real...It really sucks how much the take over of Budweiser in general sucks....the european owned people support sport but maily soccer....or Football in the land of European sports...maybe just throw out a ball and get to it, offshore soccer, they will come running back.

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I also heard the horese were being relace by ponnies

Sucks when companies get taken over and change there whole sales/Marketing direction.

Was never a real beer fan but really appreciated what they did for the boating/Racing/Sports communities
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Here is mine..

After years of consuming your products, I ,sadly, must inform you that I will do so no longer. Your brand has always stood out as a caring, community oriented organization. Many of the fine waterfront establishments in Florida benefitted from your sponsorships of Boat Racing and Waterfront festivals.

Now, after your recent corporate redirect, you have chosen to cease your funding of all related Sports Marketing sponsorships. It has taken a toll here locally on the people that depended on your support of their locations along the waterways. Everyone I know that was affected by your enthusiasm for our sport is now deeply concerned.

Until such time as you reconsider your decision to vacate the sponsorships of the boating community, in particular the Bud Light Offshore Racing Team, my employees, my family and myself will no longer purchase any InBev(AB) or Eagle Brand products.

I regret that it has come to this but you hurt this community more than you possibly understand.
Great note, Cash. I will no longer support InBev after almost 30 years of consuming Budweiser products.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:43 PM
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Done also!!!

...does anyone make a Bud Light Lime substitute??
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