Tag Archives: Anheuser-Busch

Received: Shock Top Lemon Shandy

The end of last week brought a package of three beers from Anheuser-Busch’s Shock Top arm: Lemon Shandy. Something I didn’t really see coming (though I didn’t see the [white] Wheat IPA coming either), but yes, I’m intrigued. I really haven’t had much experience with Shandies—I think last year Deschutes Brewery had a really nice one on at the Pub, strangely enough, and I really liked it—but in a weird bit of synchronicity I recently … Continue reading →

Shock Top Wheat IPA

Last week I received a six-pack of the latest offering in the Shock Top lineup: Shock Top Wheat IPA. The Shock Top line is one of the Anheuser-Busch “craft” beer arms, and the brand revolves around a Belgian Wit (or “White”) style of beer (in the same vein as Coors and their Blue Moon series); in addition to the main Shock Top Belgian White, they also produce a Raspberry Wheat and a Pumpkin Wheat—and now, … Continue reading →

Received: Shock Top Wheat IPA

I have to say, one style I wouldn’t have expected the big breweries to delve into (even as part of their smaller “craft” branches) is the relatively-new Wheat or Belgian IPA… but that’s exactly what Anheuser-Busch has done with their latest Shock Top release: Shock Top Wheat IPA, which I received a six-pack of this week. This is slated to hit the shelves nationally on the 6th (Monday), and at first blush—it’s rather interesting and … Continue reading →

Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and more.

The news that rocked the beer world today, that of Anheuser-Busch buying Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing, has (predictably) generated a ton of comments and I’m quite sure a mess of vitriol on the various craft beer forums. I prefer to take an even-handed approach to this news: let’s wait and see what happens. From a day-to-day standpoint for Goose Island, nothing changes except for some shifts amongst the brewers (interestingly, the new Brewmaster as of … Continue reading →