There is just too much changing in this world. I don't know if I can keep up with it all. But, beer is still the same right? Or is it?
Budweiser was accused of watering down their beer! What? I mean, they are a part of history. They are a huge part of American history.
When the Prohibition was over, Budweiser filled a trailer and strapped on their infamous Clydesdales for a little walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. That's right! The first beer that was delivered to President Roosevelt once he signed the law legalizing alcohol again was Budweiser.
But then a few years ago, it was reported that Budweiser was sold to Belgian-Brazilian Beermaker InBev. It was actually all of Anheuser-Busch. The American mystique was suddenly gone. Budweiser was now technically an import.
Most beer enthusiasts are actually looking for beers outside of the norm. We love exports. We love weird names. And we love new brews. But, we also love our normal beer. We don't always drink exotic beers from far away lands. Those are our treats!
Regardless of my opinion, I thought Budweiser would become stronger. Germans know how to brew beer and they know how to make it strong. I thought that would happen. Of course, you wouldn't want to mess with the recipe much. You wouldn't want to change the taste. But, you can keep the taste the same while amping the ABV. At least, that's what I thought would happen!
I guess while I was off enjoying brewpubs, Budweiser did change their recipe. But, it's being accused of being watered down. That's too much for me to take! The beer I grew up drinking, the beer I have always honored and have always enjoyed as my own, is watered down! The funny thing is I didn't notice.
I've had some Budweiser over the years. Not every time I drink! Not all the time! But, I get a case here and there. I have one at a bar every now and again. Why didn't I notice?
I guess it comes back to the thing about boiling a frog. If you put it in the pot with water and turn the heat up slowly, it will boil without knowing it. Little by little, if they put more and more water in the beer, I guess a Budweiser fan won't notice. Literally the worst thing they could ever do!