Pretty good news for one of my favorite beers in the world – Budejovicky Budvar. They just won exclusive rights to the names “Budweiser” and “Bud” in Austria. Anheuser-Busch has rights to it in several countries, and in some countries – the UK notably – both companies can sell beer called “Bud.”
A few years ago Anheuser-Busch was trying to win hearts and minds in Ceske Budejovice by opening a “St. Louis Cultural Center.” Anybody remember that?
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, my favorite Czech beers are:
Granat is a close sixth, btw…
In what is of course a comments troll, list your favorite Czech beers in the comments.