WAIT.... how can that be? America was only born in 1776 and although I am not a mathematician, I am quite certain that must mean that once America became a new nation, the first order of business was the brewing of beer?
What the heck? How can Budweiser be 226 years old when the country it comes from is only 235 years old?
It's a mathematical mystery!
Or is it?
Budweiser IS 226 years old.
Budweiser was first brewed in 1785.
Budweiser came from America.
In fact... it came from Czechoslovakia! Here's the whole story in case you are interested.
But in a nutshell, Budweiser Bier was started in Czechoslovakia in 1785. It was first exported to the US in 1871. In 1876 Anheuser- Busch started using the name and officially registered it two years later...something the CZ brewers had neglected to do....
Many lawsuits and heated discussions later, we learn that Anheuser-Busch can only use the brand Budweiser in North America because the name was originally NOT theirs. Those sneaky Americans!
Except really all it makes me wonder are these 2 things:
1) To whom do the Clydesdales really belong? Are they Czech or American?!
2) Why on earth is Bud-lite still so expensive in Denmark? I used to think it was because it was being imported allll the way from the US, but now that I know differently, I want to know why it is not as cheap as Tuborg Classic!
Now THAT is a mathematical mystery I would like to participate in solving