Kräftig, Billy Busch's Beer Company, Is Folding

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,646) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,824) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  3. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (868) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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  4. billandsuz

    billandsuz Disciple (398) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    I have warm feelings when a trust fund d-bag fails in the one industry that makes him remotely relevant.

    That doesn't make me a bad person, right?
     
  5. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (959) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    The Karmic (comic) wheel just keeps on spinning. Poor boy....
     
  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (713) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Never seen it, won’t miss it.

    Enjoy
     
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  7. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,245) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Another Billy Beer.
     
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  8. Franziskaner

    Franziskaner Poo-Bah (3,899) May 27, 2005 Missouri
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  9. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (65) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    Wasn't this just some contract-brewed beer that came out of La Crosse?
     
  10. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (959) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    This came to mind....
     
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  11. grantcty

    grantcty Initiate (122) Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    I believe you're thinking of Kül?
    http://kulbrewing.com/
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    grantcty Initiate (122) Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

  13. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,824) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Funny, the local consumers didn't seem to have a problem with AB's products when August Busch IV ran the company.
    Obviously, bad press is not helpful to any company (and, these days it is only compounded by social media picking up the stories) but I'm not so sure beer buyers stand in front of the coolers looking for a brand whose owner is a good "role model".

    So, similar to how Jim Koch's Boston Beer Co., the Brooklyn Brewery, Harpoon (Mass. Bay) Brewing Co., Pete's Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewing Co., St. Louis (Schlafly) Brewing Co., Shmaltz, Pennsylvania Brewing Co., Three Floyds, Yuengling and countless others entered the industry and/or expanded their production?
     
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  14. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Aspirant (224) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    With a name like kräftig, I thought it was furniture from Ikea.

    Seriously though, never heard of it until I saw the article about it going out of business.
     
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  15. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,824) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ah, it's a Busch family tradition*, when you can't think of a name for your beer, "borrow" someone else's...
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    *William K. Busch was further handicapped by having his last name being owned by a Belgian-based multinational.:astonished:
     
  16. billandsuz

    billandsuz Disciple (398) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    I respectfully submit that Billy Busch has never been handicapped in his entire life.
    Quite the opposite. His entire charmed life has been due to his name and he has continually managed to fuck it up in the most stellar ways imaginable.

    In a better world William August Busch IV would have achieved the greatness he was capable of. If only he was not burdened with his famous family name.

    Cheers.

    Edit.
    Removed some of the info that was committed by his brother... also a fine piece of work.
     
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  17. BeerDrinkinGuy

    BeerDrinkinGuy Initiate (48) Nov 2, 2018 Minnesota

    Jesus he sounds like a classic rich kid gone wild with no regard to anyone who crosses him. F this guy.
     
  18. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (781) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

    I only ever saw this stuff when I went to visit family in St. Louis and it seemed to never catch on there at all. I'm surprised it took this long for it to go under, but maybe that Busch money kept it afloat longer?

    Hey, at least Billy isn't as bad as his cousin:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Busch_IV#Legal_Troubles
     
  19. BeerDrinkinGuy

    BeerDrinkinGuy Initiate (48) Nov 2, 2018 Minnesota

    Man these guys are a bunch of losers. That thing about losing the urine sample is like a tv movie
     
  20. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,702) Sep 15, 2014 New York