Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Minnesota Vikings Reverse Course, Remove Adrian Peterson From Team Activities

    With pressure from state government and corporate sponsors mounting, the Minnesota Vikings did an about face early Wednesday morning and decided to remove Adrian Peterson from all team activities until his child-abuse case in Montgomery County is resolved, placing the Pro Bowl running back on the ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Adrian Peterson's Childhood Beatings Recalled By Family Members

    If it comes down to a jury trial, Adrian Peterson's potential lack of guilt in his recent indictment on charges of child abuse are held together by one simple premise: Adrian Peterson's brutal discipline methods (used on at least one of his children) are a product of the same (or possibly worse) pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Mexican Golden Lager, Montejo, Debuts in Houston

    Consider yourself lucky, Houston. We're one of 11 cities to receive Montejo, the first Mexican beer imported from Mexico. The golden lager is available at a variety of bars, restaurants and grocery stores in the Houston area, starting today, September 1. Anheuser-Busch decided to launch the release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The Best and Worst Things at EDC Las Vegas 2014

    Note: Our L.A. Weekly sister blog West Coast Sound sent a team to the Electric Daisy Carnival, this weekend's EDM extravaganza in Las Vegas. This article was written by Dennis Romero. What's it like partying with 134,000 of your closest friends? After a fourth year covering Electric Daisy Carnival ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Upcoming Events: The Bull & The Pearl Pop-Up Dinner & RA Sushi Guest Appreciation Day

    The new Korean restaurant in River Oaks, Nara, now offers lunch and social hour menus. For lunch, chef Donald Chang will prepare a variety of new Korean dishes, such as buchim-gae (kimchi and seafood pancakes), oh-jing-uh bokkum (Korean sauteed squid), three sushi rolls and three Korean flatbread pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Top Ten "Sports Bars" in Town With Great Food

    Finally, football season is back! That means jerseys, beer and drunken shouting matches with the TV at your favorite watering hole over the ref's ridiculous call. And though we're fans of drinking dinner every now and then, we think football nights should involve some good food, too. Most sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    An Open Letter To The Texas Craft Beer Industry

    A lot of news has been made of the recent legislation that exited committee earlier this week regarding the Texas beer industry. I addressed the basics of these bills earlier today. While generally positive, reactions in the craft beer community have been noticeably and understandably mixed. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Texas Appeals Court: Longneck Bud Bottles Just Fine For Whomping Someone Over The Head With, Thanks

    In an august decision that will shine in the annals of beer-related jurisprudence for as long as bar patrons whomp each other over the side of the head, a Texas state appeals court has ruled that Anheuser-Busch cannot be sued just because their longneck beer bottles are so damn handy for getting tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Bottoms Up: 5 Beers From 5 Bands To Give You 5 Hangovers

    Whether you're at a show with friends or just putting your feet up while listening to some tunes after a long day at work, for many alcohol is just another part of the rock and roll experience. And when hard liquor gets too expensive and wine seems too highfalutin, there is one drink that's always t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Track Your Bud Lets You Find Out Where Your Brew Was Born

    There are many things about food and drink that I will readily admit confound me. How did salty, slimy fish eggs become a delicacy an ounce of which cost more than my monthly rent? What is the obsession with food so spicy, it literally hurts to eat it? If Anthony Bourdain weren't famous, would he be ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Obama's War on Weed

    In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Unimportant News: Rick Perry Places "Friendly World Series Wager." Important News: He Puts a Period in Dr Pepper!!!

    NO PERIOD, Governor.​If your state has a team in the World Series, chances are your governor is going to make a silly bet with a cohort from the other league. So it's no surprise Rick Perry has a bet with someone called Jay Nixon, who we are reliably informed is the governor of Missouri. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Open the Taps: Houston Lobbies for Statewide Access to Better Beer

    Will you support the cause?​It's one thing to sit and complain about the wretched restrictions the State of Texas has placed on the sale and distribution of craft beer. It's quite another to actually do something about it. And because Houston is a city of do-ers, five Houston craft beer lovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    AB InBev Trademarking Our Area Code for Crappy Beer

    Filling a stein with Budweiser is tantamount to filling a Riedel glass with Boone's Farm, just FYI.​Anheuser-Busch is counting on civic pride to make its next product a smash seller: beer named after America's various beer-drinking cities, based on their area codes. To that end, AB has alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Saddest Beer Palate Ever

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Barleyvine: The termination of House Bill 602 in the Texas legislature last wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs, the James Beard Awards Edition

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. 29-95: Yes, it's true: There was a tie this year at the James Beard Foundation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Brew Blog: Wild Blue Blueberry Lager from Blue Dawg Brewing

    ​Since I focused on Reinheitsgebot, Germany's beer purity law, in choosing my last two Brew Blog entries, I decided to kick it to the curb for this one. There's something to be said for tradition, but there's no reason to be stifled by it. With that in mind, I selected Wild Blue Blueberry Lag ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 30, 2010

    It's the Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

  • Culture

    December 23, 2010

    It's The Final Countdown

    2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Brew Blog: Deschutes Brewery

    ​Many excellent West Coast and Pacific Northwest brewers have long shown the good sense to ship their wares to Texas, and Deschutes Brewery has now joined the party in a real way, too. The Bend, Oregon brewery has inked a deal with Ben E. Keith Beverages to expand its local reach. Of course ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Beer Nerds Rejoice

    ​Typically we would never celebrate a prominent distributor of Anheuser-Busch beers (or even mention that dreaded name), but we can make an exception for something this cool. Fort Worth-based Ben E. Keith Beverage, the nation's third-largest beer wholesaler, has partnered with other distribut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Texas Music Will Solve Everything! Thanks, Ed!

    Photo by aznviolaguyOkay, Ed, if you insist. We've been lax in our examinations of Ed Shane's monthly Flack Fest, Best in Texas, lately. Let's rectify that. In the January issue, publisher Shane led off with this sterling bit of advice as the national and world economies fell apart. "Be careful. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Judge Not The Two-Step, Lest Ye Be Judged

    Yeah, so we judged a Texas Two-Step dancing contest last night.That's pretty much the equivalent of Sarah Palin judging a Dance Salad festival, but we tried.You know it's bad when the only song you recognize in the half-dozen or so tunes in the warm-up is George Strait's "Love Without End, Amen, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008
  • Dining

    October 16, 2008
  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Texas Wants Beer!

    Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    KUHF Classic Film Concerts: Nosferatu

    The Golden Arm Trio gives this early horror classic a new soundtrack

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2008


    2026 is just around the corner

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Aftermath: Heybale! at the Continental Club

    Photos by Matt Smith Per our recent blog pondering the slow death of honky tonk and the wisdom of pursuing that genre as a career path, after Heybale!’s masterful show at the Continental Club I think it’s safe to assume that honky-tonk is still alive, even if only as a few enclaves among the ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    One for Doc Concert

    HSPVA grads say thanks to Director of Jazz Studies Emeritus Dr. Robert Morgan

  • News

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    The Lucky Charms

    Blaggards, Houston's only Celtic metal band

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Redneck Renaissance

    Gretchen Wilsons return to town makes us wonder, Whats really behind all these songs about Wal-Mart, cheap beer and NASCAR?

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Grudge Match

    The United States faces off with Mexico in Houston

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    This Old House

    The City of Houston wants to further spiff up the area around Minute Maid Park. The historic Cohn House stands in its way.

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Dumped On

    Houston was supposed to be cracking down on polluters. So why has it spent five years cleaning up on little guys like Walter Bazarsky?

  • Dining

    June 29, 2000

    Expect the Wurst


  • News

    March 2, 2000

    This Bud's for John

    John McCain's family

  • News

    October 14, 1999
  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Presidential Kids' Charity

    Call to contribute to the Bush bid, and guess who answers?

  • Calendar

    June 5, 1997
  • Music

    February 20, 1997
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    October 3, 1996
  • News

    July 25, 1996

    Variety Club Follies

    How the curtain came down -- for the time being -- at the "show biz" charity

  • Film

    February 17, 1994

    The Celluloid of the President

    A winning documentary about the Clinton campaign's inner circle