Originally posted by Skibbi9
that and the fact that US bud doesn't use Nitrous like most of england.
I was going to stay out of the Budweiser debate, but this is more misinformation than I can take. First off, nobody in England uses "nitrous" (N2O) in their beer, it's nitrogen (N2). Second, most English beers use what is commonly called "Guinness gas," which is a mixture of CO2 and N2, not straight N2. The nitrogen produces much finer bubbles, and is responsible for the impossibly creamy head of Guinness.
As for Bud, I used to work at a law firm who handled much of A-B's work, and I can tell you two things. First, A-B is unsurpassed at quality control. They are maniacs about freshness, and will pull a distributor or a store if they find that they are not keeping up with A-B's freshness standards. And I know for a fact that August Busch IV used to personally go out to stores and distributors on a regular basis (very often, actually) and do spot checks. Impressive for a multi-gazillionaire, eh?
Second, A-B's brewers are second to none. Say what you want about the taste (I personally do not like any of A-B's products myself), but these guys are at the top of their game. Ask a home brewer to try and brew a Bud, and you will find that it's damn near impossible. It is very difficult to consistently (consistently!)
brew a light beer like Bud that tastes the same each and every time. It's MUCH easier to make a fuller flavored beer like Sierra Nevada or Sam Adams, because a bunch of hops and crystal malt go a long way in covering up any inconsistencies. Bud is just out there, naked, and you can't hide the flaws.
So I'll say it again, in case you missed it the first time, I personally do not like Bud, but I admire the effort that goes into making sure it is sold fresh, and the skill of the brewers there. It may not be your flavor, but it's unfair to compare it to Bose. Bose does their damndest to make a cheaply made product (ie. Old Milwaukee) seem like it's the best thing out there (Samuel Smith's).