Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Belgian-Brazilian beverage company based in Leuven, Belgium, owns Budweiser has decided to change the beers name to America this summer to stay true to its all-American image.
The information was revealed after InBev filed paperwork to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau asking them if they could change the beer's name and to have patriotic slogans on the can such as “Land of the Free”, “Liberty and Justice for All”, “Home of the Brave” and “From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters this land was made for you and me”, reported by AdAge. The request was approved and Budweiser is now set to unveil their newly named beverage.
Here's what the public think of the name change:
Budweiser renamed their beer “America.” Makes me want to shotgun cold ones, ride a bald eagle, & chant U-S-A. Merica pic.twitter.com/aBo2zvrWzI— Cloyd Rivers (@CloydRivers) May 11, 2016
Budweiser is changing the name on their cans to "America." Now NFL players will be getting DUIs for America.— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) May 10, 2016
The change in name will start on the 23rd of May and will last until November, in line with the Presidential elections. The first Advertisement for the newly named beverage will publicly air on the 1st of June.