I finished reading Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's King of Beers by William Knoedelseder. Not sure why I picked up the book, as I don't drink Busch products, and Budweiser never sits well in my stomach. However, having a father who grew up over the river from St. Louis, I do have the memories of a cousin who worked for the Busch family, the clydesdale horse magnets and knicknacks, and the annual Budweiser calendar gifts. Plus, I do like beer.
|Ironic, because at 15 IBU, Budweiser is really not bitter.|
One thing I did find surprising: Harry Carey was rumored to be having an affair with his boss' daughter-in-law. If you grew up watching Harry call games, you can see the heavy-drinking and heavy-partying that is described in the book. But, sex scandals? What?