Thursday, October 25, 2007

Budweiser to buy Budweiser?!?

Budejovicky Budvar, the state-owned Czech brewery that produces the beer that Europe knows as Budweiser, could go into private ownership soon – which raises the possibility that it could be bought out by Anheuser-Busch, which of course produces that inferior swill that America knows as Budweiser. (If you're confused, they've been locked in a trademark dispute with one another for years.) Read about it here.

Meanwhile, the Czech prime minister dismisses such a possibility.

And if that weren't all weird enough, despite their battle over the name, in January A-B signed a contract to become the distributor of Budvar in the United States.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dave T sez...

Not only am I drinking that inferior swill right now, I'm drinking the light variety. In a tall boy. Eat your heart out, you Czech commie bastards.

Lee said...

Man, we need to at least get you switched over to Lone Star Light so you can be true to your state. "Drinking any other beer is treason," right?

Jeffrey said...

I expect that A-B's distribution deal is designed keep Budvar off American store shelves. That's how Miller killed Celis.

Oktoberfest Dude said...

A-B buying the good Budweiser?

Oh, the humanity!