Budweiser Changes Name To America. Really.
The King of Beers plans to change its name to “America” this summer, until the presidential election in November. Yes, you read that correctly. America.
I won’t even waste your time with all of the jokes that come to mind with a beer named America.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the parent company of Budweiser, has asked the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for permission to use labeling that replaces the beer's name with the word America and boasts patriotic phrases like, “Land of the Free,” “Liberty and Justice for All,” “Home of the Brave” and “From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters this land was made for you and me.”
Budweiser is an official U.S. sponsor of the Olympic Games and will continue its patriotic push with a new ad featuring several Olympic athletes in a branded series that tells inspiring stories of "Team Budweiser" athletes starting in June.
Many question the fact that the company is technically no longer American-owned. InBev, a beer conglomerate is based in Belgium and Brazil, as of 2008.
What do you think? Can you see yourself hanging out and watching a football game with a case of ice cold America’s?