Budweiser's latest advertising campaign is generating a lot of controversy.
The Belgian-owned beer brand has been making concerted—and obvious—efforts to reaffirm its status as America's alcoholic beverage of choice. Over the past few days they have not only released their summer campaign slogan, "America Is In Your Hands" but also renamed their beer "America."
That’s right. Budweiser's beer is now named "America." One word.
While critics have been quick to point out that the beer is not even owned by an American company, one truly American brewery had the perfect response. Saugatuck Brewing Company, an "actually American," Michigan-based company, launched a faux advertising campaign of their own in order to mock Budweiser.
Saugatuck Brewing Company posted images of a new beer named, “’Murica” on their social media accounts, captioning the image, “Fear not, America. We're here to make beer named after America great again.”
Unfortunately, unlike Budweiser’s brew, “’Murica” only exists in the world of internet trolls, and won’t be sold in stores. However, if you’re looking for a truly American beverage with which to celebrate Memorial Day, we suggest you check the brand’s other offerings after taking a second to laugh at the original tweet here.