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Michigan Brewery Fires Back at Budweiser With Its Own 'America' Beer

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Take that, Budweiser. Saugatuck Brewing Company, based in Michigan, has its own ideas about the most American of all beers, according to WZZM. The brewery posted about the topic on Facebook, and it's time to meet 'Murica, Saugatuck's way of making "beer named after America great again."

Now, don't get too excited. This is not and will not be an actual beer, but Saugatuck Brewing made a pretty convincing case for it: "What does it taste like, you ask? Freedom. It tastes like freedom."

A few days ago Budweiser's parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev announced plans to rechristen America's beer just that — "America." The company still needs approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau before changing its packaging, but a patriotic push for a summer debut of "America" is in full gear.

Saugatuck's post fired at Budweiser over its non-American ownership.

The brewery later revealed this beer will not actually reach production, but is merely a "piece of satire meant to bring a few laughs." Meanwhile, as Budweiser awaits word on the fate of its future branding, AB InBev is headed toward a massive merger with another beer giant, SABMiller.

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