A Belgian Beer Company Is Readying A Hostile Takeover:
On Wednesday, InBev, makers of Stella Artois and Becks, announced a $46 billion, $65-a-share bid for Anheuser-Busch, America's largest and perhaps most iconic brewery. The news has distressed Budweiser devotees who take pride in drinking the American-made beer, and some are even fighting back.
"Budweiser is as American as baseball," said Ed Martin, a lawyer from Anheuser-Busch's hometown of St. Louis. He so wants his Budweiser label to remain "red, white and blue" and out of the hands of the soccer-loving Belgians that he launched a Web site devoted to the cause, Saveab.com.
A petition on the site has garnered 11,449 signatures since rumors of a potential sale swirled a week ago. But that's a drop in the barrel compared to the 33,289 signatures linked from the similar Web site, Savebudweiser.com.
If you're interested, you can sign the petition to save Budweiser here.