« Ready, steady, GO | Main | It must be Monday »

Best-of joke of the week: "The Brewmasters"

Posted by John McIntyre at 8:59 AM | | Comments (2)


This old joke doesn't go over too well these days. Budweiser, through Annheuser Busch, is owned by InterBev, a Belgium company; Coors is owned by Molson, a Canadian corporation; and Miller by SAB, a South African brewing holding company.

If you want American companies, you'll need to go for Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada or Stone or New Belgium or Russian River, or countless others, the majority of which are far more interesting than Guinness, which is brewed in vats the size of Rhode Island.

Not sure that the ownership of the manufacturers of watery American beer is the determinative factor.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Verification (needed to reduce spam):

About John McIntyre
John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
Baltimore Sun Facebook page

Most Recent Comments
Sign up for FREE local news alerts
Get free Sun alerts sent to your mobile phone.*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for local news text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Stay connected