Archive for July, 2008

Anheuser-Busch Accepts InBev’s Takeover Offer

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

In a Sunday afternoon vote of Anheuser-Busch’s Board of Directors, meeting at the Spirit of St. Louis airport in Chesterfield, Missouri, the $70 per share offer by InBev to acquire A-B was approved. The total sale will be nearly $50 billion and the board of directors of the newly merged company will include two Anheuser-Busch […]

A-B Likely To Accept InBev’s Latest Offer

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

The AP is reporting today that Anheuser-Busch is “likely to accept a sweetened buyout offer from the Belgian-based brewer InBev SA as early as this weekend, a published report said.” On Friday, InBev upped their offer to from $65 per share to $70, a nearly 10% increase in the price. As noted by the AP […]

Looking at American Craft Beer with a Japanese Tongue

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

With talk about the new TV show “I Survived a Japanese Gameshow” burning up the internet I couldn’t have planned a better time to discuss my recent adventures in Japan. Initially I planned on titling this article “How to get arrested in Japan without really trying” because the hot topic of our gathering of friends […]

Illinois Governor Declares July 10 “Beer Distributor Day”

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Illinos Governor Rd Blagojevich signed a proclamation today declaring July 10, 2008 to be “Beer Distributor Day,” “commemorating the efforts of beer distributors small and large who have worked in cooperation with the state to regulate the sale and distribution of alcohol for more than 75 years.” From the press release: “This proclamation by the […]

Multiple Therapists At Beer Therapy

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

As many of you probably know, Stan Hieronymus, who’s been dishing out the beer therapy here for many a moon, is on the road. Stan and his wife, Daria Labinsky, along with their daughter, Sierra, are currently on a 15-month trip around the world. You can follow their exploits on The Slow Travelers, a running […]

Welcome to Popeye Beer Club

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Posted by By Banjo Bandolas When the subjects of Beer and Japan cross paths, a discussion about Tokyo’s infamous Popeye Beer Club isn’t far behind. I’d heard the stories about Popeye’s for years. Every time I came back from a family visit to Japan someone would ask “Did you make it up to Popeye’s?” Since […]

Duvel buys bankrupted Liefmans Brewery

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Duvel Moortgat Brewery has reached an agreement to buy Liefmans Brewery. Both Belgian breweries produce highly praised beers. Liefmans has been in existence since Jacob Liefmans established his brewery in Oudenaarde in 1770, but the brewery declared bankruptcy and stopped production in late 2007. Duvel acquired a large portion of the assets of Liefmans, including […]