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Who will be brewing your Budweiser?

by Cheryl Baumgartner Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Anheuser-Busch is being bought out by Beck's!

Although InBev SA Beck's parent company, is planning to keep all 12 breweries here in the states open and make St Louis the Corporate headquarters; the do plan to sell off "non-core" assets.  Could we be looking at Busch Gardens theme parks being sold?

I grew up in Williamsburg VA, one of the 12 breweries is located there and I can tell you that the theme park, Busch Gardens: The Old Country was a major plus.  The park drew visitors like trash drew flies.   Directly adjacent to the brewery, a monorail connected the park to the brewery Hospitality center where visitors where treated to a tour of the brewery, free samples of the beer and a restaurant operated by the brewery.  It was a fully functioning symbiotic relationship.  The visitors crossed back and forth between the two areas. 

If this asset is sold off, many of those employed in hospitality positions by Busch could find themselves without jobs.


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Jeff Greene Committed   Online Marketing Specialist/Consultant
This was something of a hostile takeover, with the AB shareholders pushing for the sale.

Too bad that money once again blinds people to the needs of common folks, and that it opens up another avenue for other companies and their speculative shareholders to do the same thing.
Jul 15th 2008 10:05   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Yes it was a hostile takeover but they did get some added concessions in the deal. But I still wonder how many loyal Bud employees will be pounding the pavement. and with what they make unemployment is going to be devastating
Jul 15th 2008 10:58   
Monika & Wayne T. Senior   Time Travellers
It's a global thing. We catch a train and somebody in France makes money?? The train is late and we...................er well we are late for work? Does France care, we think not!

ps we love our bud..heinekin..millers..fosters..becks..speckled hen..newcastle ale..stella..pilzen..

Beer is one of the world's oldest beverages, possibly dating back to the 6th millennium BC, and is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.[5] The earliest Sumerian writings contain references to beer. A prayer to the goddess Ninkasi known as "The Hymn to Ninkasi" serves as both a prayer as well as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people.[citation needed]

The earliest known chemical evidence of beer dates to circa 3500–3100 BC from the site of Godin Tepe in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran.[6] As almost any substance containing carbohydrates, mainly sugar or starch, can naturally undergo fermentation, it is likely that beer-like beverages were independently invented among various cultures throughout the world. The invention of bread and beer has been argued to be responsible for humanity's ability to develop technology and build civilization.[7][8][9]

As for the close link between bread- and beer-making, women produced most beer prior to the introduction of hops in the thirteenth century, selling the beverage from their homes as a means of supplementing the family income.[citation needed] However, by the 7th century AD beer was also being produced and sold by European monasteries. During the Industrial Revolution, the production of beer moved from artisanal manufacture to industrial manufacture, and domestic manufacture ceased to be significant by the end of the 19th century.[10] The development of hydrometers and thermometers changed brewing by allowing the brewer more control of the process, and greater knowledge of the results.

Beer was also known by Slavic tribes in early 5th century.

Jul 17th 2008 01:23   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
I guess it's because I know a few people that made their living at the Brewery. This was one of three employers everyone seemed to work for so I can see the possible damage from this one. If they decide to close the Williamsburg Brewery that's going to mean a serious economic impact on the area.

And I've seen too many companies promise something in a dead and then stick with it just long enough for the deal to close then do what they want anyway.
Jul 17th 2008 09:14   
Jennifer Underwood Professional   Promoter
Hmmm....maybe this will be my calling to 'quit drinking'. I only drink budweiser light. I am sure it won't taste the same after this.
Jul 17th 2008 15:47   
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