The ‘Bitter’ Tale Of The Budweiser Family | Essentials

The ‘Bitter’ Tale Of The Budweiser Family

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August A. Busch (center) and his sons, Adolphus III (left) and August Jr. , seal the first case of beer off the Anheuser-Busch bottling plant line in St. Louis on April 7, 1933, when the sale of low-alcohol beers and wines was once again legal. Prohibition didn’t officially end until Dec. 5 of that year. For nearly 150 years the world-renowned beer manufacturer Anheuser-Busch was a family company. It was passed from father to son for five generations. A couple drops of Budweiser were put onto the tongue of each first-born son before he even tasted his mother’s milk. That trademark brew, Budweiser, is known to the world as the “King of Beers,” and the Busch family wasn’t too far from American royalty.

People:

Adolphus Busch

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.948279

Sentiment Quote
0.462136 He claimed the beer was a “light, happy” …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.462136
  • Mean: 0.462136
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Busch

Overall Sentiment: -0.104466

Relevance: 0.422444

William Knoedelseder

Overall Sentiment: -0.152652

Relevance: 0.419606

Sentiment Quote
0 “people would spit it back across the bar at bartenders,” Knoedelseder says. …
0.0566613 “He was vertically integrated before there was a name for it,” Knoedelseder says. …
-0.200421 “They were selling a million barrels a year, which was just unthinkable back then,” says Knoedelseder.
-0.158632 “It wasn’t illegal to sell the ingredients, it was illegal to assemble them,” Knoedelseder explains. …
-0.110647 “It wasn’t illegal to sell the ingredients, it was illegal to assemble them,” Knoedelseder explains. “Their yeast profits saved the company. That was the cash engine that was able to keep the company open.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 5
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.4130387
  • Mean: -0.08260774
  • Standard Deviation: 0

ambitious Busch

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.319671

August Anheuser-Busch

Overall Sentiment: -0.122532

Relevance: 0.301674

Adolphus III

Overall Sentiment: -0.0166132

Relevance: 0.251668

Ebert Anheuser

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.214627

Knoedelser

Overall Sentiment: -0.0145611

Relevance: 0.193339

Sentiment Quote
-0.0183586 “He’s stoned, he’s loaded, he cannot deliver the speech,” Knoedelser says. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.0183586
  • Mean: -0.0183586
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Guy Raz

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.192607

Anhesuser-Busch

Overall Sentiment: -0.106667

Relevance: 0.168841

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  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

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Additional Info:

Company: Anheuser-Busch

Overall Sentiment: -0.164046

Relevance: 0.514483

Company: InBev

Overall Sentiment: -0.172904

Relevance: 0.450016

Source URL: npr.org

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The ‘Bitter’ Tale Of The Budweiser Family

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That trademark brew, Budweiser, is known to the world as the “King of Beers,” and the Busch family was once considered practically royalty. Their early success led to a reign that lasted 150 years, but the end, when it came, wasn’t so glorious.

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