Some Common Cents for May 31st 2013 o, Algunos Centavos Comunes para 5/31/2013

This week, four of us from Oakworth went to St. Louis to conduct some business. After an afternoon of talking shop, meaning banking, the gang all went next door for a cold one or two. In my past experience in St. Louis, this has always meant grabbing some form of Anheuser-Busch product. Miller? Coors? Samuel Adams? Not a chance, and certainly not if you are trying to conduct business. It would be analogous to ordering a pulled pork sandwich in the Middle East, and eating it with your left hand.

However, that was way back when, before InBev bought Anheuser-Busch in 2008, and all heck broke loose in St. Louis. Put another way, before the decisions were made in Leuven, Belgium, which is a nice bike ride from Brussels. So, I wondered whether the folks in St. Louis still had the same fervor, or loyalty, to Anheuser-Busch, and looked around to see what the locals had ordered…Read On…

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