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Friday, July 25, 2008

Did You Know Budweiser Beer is made from Rice?

Neither did we. Though the brothers prefer the stronger malt liquors (more bang for the buck), you will not find a better tasting domestic beer than Bud. Smooth. Yet in reading about the recent purchase of Anheuser-Busch by Belgium firm InBev in The Wall Street Journal, it was noted that, "unlike most beers, Anheuser-Busch uses rice in its brewing process."

Now that does not mean that hops and barley are not used, but we don't really know all the ingredients in A-B products. We do know that InBev will not change those ingredients. A-B is based in St. Louis, Missouri and A-B has two large rice mills in Jonesboro, Arkansas (the other is in California) and most of the rice grown within a 90-mile radius around Jonesboro ends up in Budweiser beer. Seventeen percent of the nation's rice goes to beer producting.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
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