Published On: 7.2.2014 Charlotte, NC
Budweiser Bows To Charlotte Food Blogger
On behalf of Charles G. Monnett III & Associatesof
Budweiser and Bud Light revealed their ingredients for the first time, a day after Charlottean and popular food blogger Vani Hari started an online petition to get major brewers to list what’s in their brews.
Anheuser-Busch, which also manufactures Beck’s, Busch and Michelob beers, said it will list the ingredients for all of its other brands online “in the coming days.”
On its website, tapintoyourbeer.com , Anheuser-Busch lists the same ingredients for Budweiser and Bud Light: Water, barley malt, rice, yeast and hops. The company said it is not required to list ingredients but will do so as consumers demand it.
Hari’s online campaign at FoodBabe.com grew quickly. The petition has more than 44,000 online signatures.
“I am thrilled with Anheuser-Busch’s quick response and can’t wait to see the ingredients of all of their beers online,” she said.
Charlotte’s Hari has become a powerful voice in the food industry. She pushed sandwich chain Subway to remove an ingredient in its bread that’s also used in yoga mats. Subway has since removed that ingredient.
She chose to petition beer makers because her husband drinks beer, and she wants to be able to see what she’s buying and he’s drinking.
Anheuser-Busch invited Hari and her family to visit its brewery in St. Louis and see how its beers are made. Hari said she is working with the company to figure out a time to visit. Anheuser-Busch is part of the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev.