Lawmaker would make ‘Bud’ official Missouri beer

A Missouri legislator wants to make Budweiser the official beer of Missouri.

“We’ve got a state dinosaur, a state frog, a state reptile, a state flower, a state nut, but no one has given a thought to a company that’s been in Missouri for many, many years and is bringing prosperity to our state and manufacturing a product in our state that many people enjoy,” Rep. Curt Dougherty said.

He argues this might be good for tourism.

In a statement released Friday, an executive for Anheuser-Busch said the legislation was “flattering” but not requested.

3 Replies to “Lawmaker would make ‘Bud’ official Missouri beer”

  1. I would have to voice some dissention here: Budweiser / Anheuser-Busch is a major brewery and has vast business concerns in other states, as well as Missouri *and* it’s not all brewing beer. My vote would be for Boulevard, which started as more of a craft brewery and has built itself into the second largest brewer in Missouri. They haven’t gotten into theme parks yet, so for them, it’s still “all about the beer”.

  2. When I first looked at the title I thought it said, “Lawnmower to make ‘Bud’ official Missouri beer.” Funny.

  3. As much as I don’t care for their beer, it’s not a bad idea. Beer has had a bad rep for many years in America. Things like this could help make our beloved brews more acceptable like in many European countries.

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