Free Budweiser!! Would you Drink It? Take the Poll.

Just saw this article.  The sales and shipments of Budweiser are down.  So to revive interest, Anheuser-Busch Inbev is offering free Buds to 500,000 people.  The promotion runs from September 27 through mid-October.  So you better act quickly!!  Sarcasm is hard to convey in writing.

The big question is are sales down due to the sluggish economy or due to the rising popularity of craft beer.  I think it's the latter.  I've actually read studies that indicate the sales of alcoholic beverages tend to increase during a bad economy.

Anyway, the question to you is "Would you drink a free Budweiser?"  You will find a poll at the top right of my website.  Here are your response options:

  • Yes.  I will actively seek out a free Bud.
  • Yes.  But only if someone put it in my hand.
  • Maybe.
  • No.
  • No.  Are you insane?

I'll keep the poll open for two weeks.  I'm going to enter my response now.  It may surprise you, but I would drink it—but only if someone put it my hand.

Any thoughts about the free Bud giveway?  I'd really enjoy a free giveaway on my 4 star and 5 star rated beers.   But that's not likely to happen soon....


  1. No, are you crazy! I am a bonafied beer snob. Bud is so bad I wouldn't even boil my brats in it.

  2. As a fellow beer snob, that was my initial gut reaction as well. However, I haven't had a Bud in long time. So if someone gave me one for free (and I had no other options), I think I'd drink it--but only for review purposes.

  3. Why do you think they ended up with Bud Lime? To disguise the taste :)

  4. Touche. Well said! Maybe I should do a review of Bud Light Lime.

  5. No way. I'm not wasting my calories on that. I call it a "why bother" beer.

  6. Hopheads think this beer's a dud,
    For others, their favorite, it's Bud,
    Wiser folks say,
    Just drink what you may,
    Your beer doesn't make you a stud.

  7. Well said! It's a big world with a lot of different beers. To each, his (or her) own! Thanks for speaking out on behalf of the Bud fans!

  8. People .... c'mon ... it's the KING of BEERS. The KING! It's good to be KING!

    Actually, the best time to order one is when you are somewhere in sections 160-171 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The vendor that works that section roams the aisles shouting out the best sayings ... my favorite of which is this: "Who wants to wear the crown?" That one is followed closely by this one for when you buy a Bud for your woman: "A King for the Queen!"

  9. Bud is the "King" of all beers? Well sign me up! Think I need to shut down this blog and buy a few cases of Bud Light Lime and Bud Ice!!

  10. I think that the whole Bud "givaway" is attributed to the fact that the next generation has developed a taste for quality craft brews. I think "king" means quantity, but we'll see what the future holds.

  11. Speaking of baseball games, I went to a San Diego Padres game this week.......$7.75 for a Bud or Miller and $8.50 for a Stone Arrogant B..tard. I'm so cheap, I waited for the game to be over and had a beer at the hotel. $4 for a Firehouse.

  12. That's steep for a beer, but I could justify that at a ballgame for anything from Stone. But $7.75 for a Bud? That's just wrong.


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