In a time where our Earth is needing more and more renewable energy sources to help stave off disaster, Anheuser-Busch inBev actually has the right idea for once.
The beer conglomerate announced a couple of a days ago that their entire electricity will come from renewable resources by 2025.
That is great news for our planet and I commend Anheuser-Busch inBev for being a large corporation. However, I have a couple other request for the company.
For one, your beer sucks. Well, maybe not all of them, but they will if craft breweries keep letting you buy them out.
According to Anheuser-Busch inBev, this is the base of their beer. Somehow, I just do not believe that. I have tried many of their standard fares before and I almost never get any hops or malt on the tongue. I think it is just grain, water, and some yeast to get a paltry amount of alcohol.
While I am not going to pretend that their beers do not serve a purpose, they are affordable and easily drinkable for the masses. Not to mention fantastic for your basement beer pong.
However, I do have one major problem with the company. Anheuser-Busch inBev actively tries to diminish and limit the craft beer market. The company buys out craft brewers not only for their own profit, but also because it takes away another dedicated craft brewer from the market.
For example, Goose Island Brewing Company was bought out by Anheuser-Busch inBev in 2011. Goose Island was a rapidly growing brewery, but has not been the same since. What has occurred as a result is the dumbing down of higher-end beers. Anheuser-Busch inBev can now act like they have a higher-quality selection, when in reality, the product is still far inferior to what many small breweries are doing.
What may be even more egregious is the Super Bowl ad for Budweiser that ran in 2015. This ad was stupid on so many levels. It made Budweiser (an Anheuser-Busch beer) look desperate for sales and completely unaware of what craft beer is attempting to do.
Craft beer was never intended to kill the macrobrews that Anheuser-Busch inBev pumps out. It was to showcase unique and international beers that were made by American people.
So Anheuser-Busch, thank you for helping our planet in advance of Earth Day. However, please stop making such awful beer, then criticizing craft breweries that are doing what you cannot.