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.