Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beer in America

Last night my son and I ate dinner at Oklahoma Joe's, probably our family's favorite barbecue restaurant in Kansas City.

As we waited in line to pay, I eyed the lineup of beer offerings and checked out the Pabst Blue Ribbon, various Anheuser-Busch brands, Miller Light, Coors, Heineken and Boulevard Wheat. As I perused the selection, it dawned on me that only two of the beers were actually "American beers." Bud Light and Budweiser? Nope...owned by InBev. Coors? Nope, owned by Molson. Miller Light? No, owned by SAB Miller, headquartered in London. Heineken? Nope, of course not.

The only two were--get this--Pabst Blue Ribbon and our own, local Boulevard Wheat.

Sad, my friends...sad.

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