The sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev happened a year ago. I wish The Brewery were still locally owned. I feel sorry for the people who lost their jobs. But, the decision to sell A-B was out of all our hands.
The fact remains that one of the largest beer makers in the world still employs thousands of St. Louisans. It still pays millions of dollars in state and local taxes. (So far, we have not seen a drop off in collections.) It still supports the retirement portfolios of many others, makes a lot of beer in the City, donates money to a lot of St. Louis charities, and buys more than two billion gallons of our municipal water.
So, it remains very much in our best interest that Anheuser-Busch InBev succeeds.