Wednesday, October 13, 2010
So, let's say you're thirsty for a frosty cold beer.. you don't want something imported, but prefer American because your a patriotic guy or gal; you only want something domestically made And owned.. so, what do you buy?
You could get yourself a big tall can of 'Bud' or Bud Light. After all, Anheuser Busch is the "King of Beers", and nothing more American than beautiful Clydesdale horses clip-clopping through the snow at Christmas...
Hmm, that's right- AB sold itself to the Belgian brewer InBev for $52 billion in July, 2008, so now AB is foreign owned..
OK, what about Miller Brewery, makers of Miller Lite, Miller High Life and such.. That's American owned right? Its gotta be- with that famous #2 NASCAR car driven by Kurt Busch..right?
Oh, darn.. that's right.. South African Breweries (SAB) bought Miller Brewery, Inc in 2002 for $5.6 billion from Altria Group (previously named Philip Morris), and renamed their company SABMiller
Well.. alright, certainly Coors is American, right? Fresh as a mountain stream.. Frost Brewed Goodness, cold from the Rockies.. right?
Double-darn.. seems the Canadian beer company Molson bought them in 2005, renaming themselves Molson Coors, then later merged its US operations with SABMiller.
There's got to be an American made and owned beer company.. right?
Yes- Pabst Brewing Company, in operations since 1844.
~ Christina Ricci ~
If you believe in supporting US owned companies and enjoy beer, they're the largest remaining American-owned brewery.
Posted by Susquehanna at Wednesday, October 13, 2010