In case you were questioning Budweiser‘s loyalty to USMNT during the World Cup, this ad is here to say, “We are American, please don’t stop drinking our beer.”
Budweiser and parent company Anheuser-Busch were purchased by Belgium-based company InBev in 2008, making Tuesday’s USA match against Belgium slightly awkward for all parties involved. Budweiser is also the official beer of the USMNT (and the beer is still made in America), so everyone can enjoy a cold brew in peace. At least that’s what the company is hoping.
Budweiser is driving home its red, white and blue spirit; it’s alarming just how much patriotism is crammed into this 28-second ad about a soccer game. The video features patriotic staples like a bikini-clad surfer and an eagle — but also features Budweiser’s coveted clydesdales, which will warm any American’s heart. Even when the horses are watching sports.
“One of the great things about Budweiser is that we get to work with people from all around the world, but today the team here at the St. Louis brewery — and at our 12 breweries across the U.S. — is wearing red, white and blue, and amped up for a U.S. victory,” Brian Perkins, Budweiser’s vice president, told Mashable.
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