Anheuser-Busch just announced that they're changing the name of Bud heavy to 'America' for the summer. We're assuming that Busch Light will follow suit and change their name to 'Merica.

Bud has long been the unofficial beer of dudes that get a raging freedom boner every time a bald eagle flies by, a monster truck flattens a 93 Buick Regal, that post-9/11 mashup of Dubya and Metallica plays, or something equally 'Merica happens. So AB decided to make it legit and just change their name to 'America.' The company announced the details of the name change in a press release on their website, saying:

America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager is taking its longstanding tradition of patriotic packaging even further this summer by replacing “Budweiser” with “America” on the front of its 12-oz. cans and bottles. The brand is also modifying Budweiser’s iconic label to add copy that is central to American history, including phrases from the Pledge of Allegiance and lyrics from “The Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful.” On shelves nationwide from May 23 through the election in November, these cans and bottles aim to inspire drinkers to celebrate America and Budweiser’s shared values of freedom and authenticity.


They also took to social media to announce the change as well, where the responses ranged from this:

To people who've probably never even experienced the King of Beers accusing them of making a shameless cash grab, which we imagine looks like this:

Dave Cash Grab

Regardless of how you feel about it, America is here to stay... through November, anyway. Depending on your nationality and the outcome of the election, you may not be able to enjoy America for much longer. So sit back, crack open an ice cold America and take a big ole swig of freedom while it lasts.

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