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November 14, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: BUD , AAXN

Budweiser is brewed using barley malt, rice, water, hops and yeast. It is lagered with beechwood chips in the aging vessel which, according to Anheuser-Busch, creates a smoother taste. Rice is used to produce a "clean finish." While beechwood chips are used in the maturation tank, there is little to no flavor contribution from the wood, mainly because they are boiled in sodium bicarbonate [baking soda] for seven hours for the very purpose of removing any flavor from the wood. The maturation tanks that Anheuser-Busch uses are horizontal and, as such, flocculation of the yeast occurs much more quickly. Anheuser-Busch refers to this process as a secondary fermentation, with the idea being that the chips give the yeast more surface area to rest on. This is also combined with a krausening procedure that re-introduces wort into the chip tank therefore activating the fermentation process again. By placing chips at the bottom of the tank, the yeast remains in suspension longer, giving it more time to reabsorb and process green beer flavors, such as acetaldehyde and diacetyl, that Anheuser-Busch believes are off-flavors which detract from overall drinkability.

While some drinkers prefer the lightness of beers like Budweiser and consume it as a refreshment or for its inebriating effects,[12] some beer writers consider it to be bland.[13][14]. The beer is light-bodied with faint sweet notes and negligible bitterness, leading to reviews characterising it as a " of underwhelming blandness".[15] Based upon sales, however, it is the most popular of the American Style Lagers among North American beer consumers.

Budweiser and Bud Light are sometimes advertised as vegan beers, in that their ingredients and conditioning do not use animal by-products. Some might object to the inclusion of genetically engineered rice[16] and animal products used in the brewing process. Recently[when?], Anheuser-Busch has brewed a version of Budweiser with organic rice, for sale in Mexico. They have yet to extend this practice to any other countries.[citation needed]

Anheuser-Busch was one of the few breweries during Prohibition that had the resources and wherewithal to convert to "cereal beer" production—malt beverage made with non-fermentables such as rice and unmalted barley and rye, and able to stay under the 0.5% limit established by the Volstead Act. Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the major breweries continued to use unmalted cereal grains to provide the full body and mouthfeel of a "real" beer while keeping the alcohol content low.

That's from wiki.

Full diclousure yes I own shares and no I don't work for the company even though I come across as a total corporate schill:)

As long as I have your attention any thoughts as to why TASR has been stuck in the $4- $6 range.

Ignoring the very bottom since nothing was fairly valued then.


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#1) On November 15, 2009 at 12:14 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (77.10) wrote:

Geez, what do I have a communicable disease.

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