June 27, 2008 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos. said Thursday that it would stop producing and distributing energy drinks that contained both alcohol and caffeine and often other stimulants. Attorneys general from California and 10 other states announced that the St. Louis-based company, the nation's largest brewer, would reformulate its Tilt and Bud Extra products.
June 13, 2008 |
Long before the Anheuser-Busch brewery was built in the San Fernando Valley in 1954, Southern California had close ties with the brewing company that today is in the middle of an international takeover battle. Like many other wealthy industrialists of his time, co-founder Adolphus Busch adopted Pasadena as his winter home more than a century ago. There he built the first Busch Gardens, a vast outdoor attraction next to his mansion that he opened to the public.
June 12, 2008 |
Could this Bud be for the Belgians? On Wednesday, giant Belgium-based brewer InBev made an unsolicited offer worth roughly $46 billion for the American brewing icon Anheuser-Busch Cos.. Such a combination would create the world's largest brew meister, with brands that would reach from Brussels to Beijing to Buffalo. But no matter who is in control, Anheuser-Busch faces a difficult task finding a way to sell more to the legions of beer drinkers in the United States.
August 21, 2007 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos., the world's second-largest brewer, agreed to distribute bottled water from Borba, which says its vitamin-enhanced drinks reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone. Distributors will begin delivering Borba beverages, as well as packages of powdered mixes, in November. St. Louis-based Anheuser didn't disclose terms of the agreement.
June 14, 2007 |
Anheuser-Busch's organic beers have become fully organic -- at least for now. The nation's largest brewer said Wednesday that because of inaction on proposed regulations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it had started using 100% organic hops in its two beers that carry the "USDA Organic" seal. Previously, less than 10% of the beers' hops were organic.
May 11, 2007 |
Attorneys general in California and 26 other states urged Anheuser-Busch Cos. to issue warnings about mixing alcohol with caffeinated energy drinks, such as its new Spykes flavored malt beverage drink. In a letter to the company Thursday, state officials accused the beer company of marketing Spykes and other products to underage drinkers and failing to deter minors from using them.