Blog: Budweiser storm brewing over USA, Belgium World Cup battle

James Wilmore | 1 July 2014

The FIFA World Cup has thrown up plenty of intriguing battles, and tonight's last 16 encounter between the USA and Belgium is no exception.

But, what should patriotic Americans be drinking? 

The obvious choice would be to "grab a Bud" as the expression goes. However, clued-up Twitter users have already spotted a flaw. Since 2008, Budweiser's parent, Anheuser-Busch, has been owned by InBev, based in Leuven, Belgium. It's almost exactly five years ago that  A-B accepted a US$52bn offer from the Belgium firm

"If you see anyone drinking a Budweiser today, make sure to throw it in their face. Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev, a Belgian company.

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