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From: Todd Breslow <V5149U%TEMPLEVM@VM.TEMPLE.EDU>
Subject: Budvar & Budweiser
Date: 1992-03-11 16:16:01 GMT

"Budvar" and European "Budweiser" are one and the same. To be more
accurate, Budwesier is the name of the beer itself, and Budvar is
an abbreviated form of (Ceske) Budejovice Pivovar which means simply
Budweiser Brewery -- the name of the comapny.

The bottles themselves have the word "Budweiser" in large, orange
stylized script. A very nice looking bottle, if I may say so.

One of my best beer experiences concerns the real Czech Budweiser
and it makes me absolutely sick to think that AB will someday own
the name/factory (I am a fatalist). I think that when a country
in an economic situation is facing massive investment from a mega-
company like AB that it's very tempting to give in in the name
of "broadening markets," etc. If I understand the Czech people at

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