Critics of the Budweiser buyout are frothing

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"Opponents want to know: How can America let Anheuser-Busch be
sold to Belgian company InBev? But they don't have much of a leg
to stand on..."

Business Week article: http://easyurl.net/BudBuyout

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On Jun 13, 12:42 pm, Dave U. Random <anonym...@anonymitaet-im-
inter.net> wrote:
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How could a bunch of Germans barge into a French community and start
making German beer?
How could a Kentucky Colonel barge into China and start selling fried
chicken?
How could a bunch of immigrants barge into Europe and start smoking
tobacco in pipes and blowing smoke up the royalties ass? How could we
let Barbie be kidnapped and be cloned in a communist country?
It just ain't right.   I think there's something in the Bible about
it.

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Mexicanos May Save St Louis Brewery-WALL STREET JOURNAL
via the St Louis Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2008/06/09/daily90.html?jst=b_ln_hl
 Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. has approached Grupo Modelo CEO Carlos
Fernandez about possibly combining A-B with the leading Mexican brewer
in an attempt to possibly block InBev's $46.3 billion takeover offer
of the top U.S. brewer, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

One strategy A-B could consider to thwart a potential takeover is
making a move to acquire the 50 percent of Grupo Modelo, maker of the
Corona brand, that it does not already own. Taking on that expense
could potentially make an acquisition of A-B too expensive for Belgian
brewer InBev, according to analysts.

The Wall Street Journal said it wasn't clear what type of transaction
was discussed between A-B and Fernandez, who serves on A-B's board of
directors. CNBC reported earlier Friday that A-B may give Grupo Modelo
"equal to up to" 19.9 percent in the brewer and cash with a total
consideration between $12.5 billion and $15 billion.

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On Jun 13, 1:42=A0pm, Dave U. Random <anonym...@anonymitaet-im-
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Use the method Pennsyvanians used to prevent Rolling Rock from going
to New Jersey. Wait a minute, it didn't work.

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On Jun 13, 1:42=A0pm, Dave U. Random <anonym...@anonymitaet-im-
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First off America doesn't own Anheuser-Busch - it's shareholder
owned.  And they decide who owns the company.  Transacting the sale is
easy.  Just offer a price to shareholders that is well above  current
market.


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sure shareholders own anheuser busch but americans drink it... but not
me anymore... it is ok now to ship it oversea because their market
share here is gone....

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john.seabee@gmail.com wrote:
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Look at it this way.  AB products might actually have flavor now. :D

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On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:03:27 -0700 (PDT), john.seabee@gmail.com wrote:


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Ship it overseas?  Isn't it brewed overseas?


Phil

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john.seabee@gmail.com wrote:

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Americans work for A-B's various breweries, too, y'know.  Quite a few
Americans.

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Because ... ?  You think your favorite macroswill is somehow changed
because it's now part of a global concern?

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It's already sold overseas, but it's brewed either under license or
by wholly owned subsidiaries overseas.  You don't have problems with
foreigners drinking beer from an American-owned brewery, but now that
it's part of a multi-national conglomerate, that's all awful and bad?

If so, you need to get out more.

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On Jul 14, 11:03=A0am, john.sea...@gmail.com wrote:
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AHAHAHAHAHAH! I knew this deal was gonna happen when I first heard
about it. All the vacuous posturing about "Hell no! Bud won't go!"
AHAHAHA!!! It's all about the MONEY! No one gives a rat's ass about
heritage or family, etc.

And BTW I gave up drinking that AB swill about 18 years ago after
attending my first Riddle's Beer Tasting, and discovered there were
beers with flavors I actually liked! And NONE were made by AB!! Long
live import and microbrew beers!! Anyone who puts rice in beer is a
moron!!

J J Eugronus

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<sarcasm>
   Yeah, people like Sam Calagione and the Klisch brothers sure
are morons. They wouldn't know good beer if it was dumped on
their heads.
</sarcasm>
--

Joel Plutchak                "Beer doesn't stain, if it's a light pilsner."
$LASTNAME at VERYWARMmail.com      - Sheldon Miller

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Yep...not familiar with Lakefront, but if it's as good as Dogfish
Head.....now that's some damn good beer.



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On Jul 15, 8:05am, plutc...@see.headers (Joel) wrote:
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4 ingredients in beer:

Water
Barley
Yeast
Hops

Anything else in it is not beer.

And as for your banal sig. file comment, beers don't stain anything
unless you spill them, and I consider that alcohol abuse!! ;-)

J J Eugronus

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   What proof do you have for that statement?

   I have a library full of books that prove you wrong.
--

Joel Plutchak                "Beer doesn't stain, if it's a light pilsner."
$LASTNAME at VERYWARMmail.com      - Sheldon Miller

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J J Eugronus wrote:

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So:  Bavarian Hefeweizen is not beer.  American-style wheat beer is not
beer.  Belgian witbier is not bier.  Lambic, gueuze, kriek:  not beer.
Belgian Abbey ales and Trappist ales are not beer.   Gosebier is not
beer.  Berliner Weisse is not beer.  Oatmeal stout is not beer.  Spiced
Belgian specialty ales are not beer.  All historical beer styles brewed
without hops, or with other herbs and spices in addition to hops, are
not beer.  Beers fermented with addition of Brettanomyces aren't beer.
Belgian sour brown and red ales aren't beer either.

Is that what you meant to claim, peanut?

'Cause if it is, you're in need of a slap upside the head with a clue-
by-four.

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On Jun 13, 12:42=A0pm, Dave U. Random <anonym...@anonymitaet-im-
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Let's all freak out why don't we!?  I don't understand anti buy out
idiots.  Anheuser-Busch tastes like (edited) anyway.  So does Miller,
and Coors.  I wish more foriegn breweries would take an interest in
helping us Americans brew beer better.  So far only Samuel Adams has
nailed a good tasting one.  Why do you think there are so many
microbrews out there.  Everybody got sick of the top three tasting
like (edited).  Now if the Germans would just buy Coors, and someone
dumb enough would come along to buy Miller and all their homegrown
"Best Beer" awards, we can actually get back to drinking GOOD BEER all
the way around.  Hell, it could end up better for all of us.  Maybe
these foriegners will bring back something we ALL seemed to forget
about.  Remember when beer had an "Alcohol Content!" - Matt

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On 7/14/2008 4:54 PM itsdoc2u@aol.com ignored two million years of human
evolution to write:

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If you think only Samuel Adams has brewed a good tasting beer, you
need to get out.  Might help if you put down the crack pipe first.

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I give up.  Why?

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Too late.  The Canadians already did.  Besides, there isn't a German
brewer big enough to buy the likes of Coors.

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Someone already did:  South African Breweries, which is why Miller
is part of a large brewing conglomerate called SABMiller.

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Do tell.  What's the difference in "Alcohol Content!" between the
beers "these foriegners" make and whatever you think is brewed in
the USA?  Explain.  If you can stay away from the crack pipe long
enough, that is.

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