What’s really in your Budweiser?

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As someone who lives in St. Louis, home of Anheiser Busch, I’m quite the beer drinker.  In all honesty, the two are not necessarily related.

I would drink beer regardless of where I reside, but it’s nice to live in a city where beer drinking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

However, as a St. Louisan, I’m a little surprised by the king of beer’s recent actions.  They recently did something they’ve never done before: they published the ingredients in their beer.

Although it may seem strange they’ve never published this information before, they aren’t required to do so, as they aren’t governed by the FDA. Rather, the Department of Treasury oversees beer production, probably because alcohol really is America’s most beloved treasure.

So what are the ingredients?  Bud and Bud Light have only five ingredients: water, barley malt, rice, yeast and hops.  


Although they allege these are the only ingredients, I think they’ve forgotten to list a few more.  Personally I know that when I take a sip of beer (or a very large gulp), the ony thing I taste is the sweet goodness of happiness.

Keep up the good work Anheiser Busch!  Cheers!

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7 thoughts on “What’s really in your Budweiser?”

  1. The one thing that I am sure that is in all beer, but not listed, is a drug that forces you to eat full bags of cheese curls and/or greasy bar food. I think the chemical is known as Ineeduselesscaloriesatrate.

  2. Thirsty Dave is en route to St. Louis right now. He’s calling it his “spiritual home”.

    1. The Newlins will gladlly host Thirsty Dave when he arrives to the homeland. You’ll have to share our queen bed with us and three dogs. That won’t be a problem will it?

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