Originally Posted by SueNH
It's my understanding that the distributor will still be selling some Anheuser-Busch products as well as Monster energy drinks and some obscure regional beer I've never heard of.
So there is still an official Bud distributor selling at the celebration even if Bud itself says it has no control. They need to step up to bat and make them officially not a distributor of Bud products. All they have done is say they can't sell Bud at this show.
I am not sure it is legally possible for Budweiser/Anhauser-Bush to dictate where a distributor sells their product. It might be possible if it were written into a sales contract at the time of purchase, but after the fact, not sure. Can you imagine if Coke tried to control every place it's product was sold? Think of picnics , little league, small time fundraisers, local horse shows and rodeos, on and on and on. We buy the product at Costco, and sell the individual cans for $1 each . Coke does not have a say in where we resell their product. Not realistically.
Budweiser NOT officially sponsoring the event is enough. Pursueing the distributors is overkill.
It is too bad that by not sponsoring the event, to make a statement on the inhumaneness of soring, that those who do not
use these barbaric practices and the town itself also suffer the loss of those funds. The good get smacked with the bad. However, sometimes it takes suffering to make it worth their while to make the change REAL, not just toeing the line when the Gov is around, then doing the same old same old when they are not.