This is a bit silly

The King of Beers is bowing down to a food blogger.

Anheuser-Busch has unveiled the ingredients of Budweiser and Bud Light for the first time, a day after a popular food blogger started an online petition to get major brewers to list what’s in their beverages.

Anheuser-Busch, which also makes Beck’s, Busch and Michelob beers, said it will list the ingredients for all of its other brands online “in the coming days”.

On its website,, Anheuser-Busch lists the same ingredients for Budweiser and Bud Light: Water, barley malt, rice, yeast and hops.

The company said it is not required to list ingredients for its products, but will do so as Americans demand it.


Because it’s been listing the ingredients over here in the EU for donkey’s years. As it must.

7 thoughts on “This is a bit silly”

  1. As it must.

    Except for wine, which the French would have you believe consists of nothing but grape juice. Of course, when the EU told them they must list the ingredients they likely stuck two fingers up and got an immediate exemption.

  2. Philip Scott Thomas

    wine… consists of nothing but grape juice

    As Dr. Sheldon Cooper called it, “grape juice pre-digested by a fungus”.

  3. So Much for Subtlety

    Philip Scott Thomas – “As Dr. Sheldon Cooper called it, “grape juice pre-digested by a fungus”.”

    That is not quite accurate. Very rare for Dr Cooper. It is grape juice flavoured with yeast shit.

  4. AFAIK, in Germany, beer must only contain water,hops,yeast,malt and that’s what it says on the bottle.

  5. @jb

    That is the German beer purity law or reinheitsgebot of 1516 (which followed an earlier law of 1487) which is still referenced I believe on bottles of Beck’s. In 1988, a ruling by the ECJ meant that the law could not be enforced for foreign-made beers, but, as I understand it, German beers must still conform to this law.

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