NOTE: I’ll update this post with more entries as I find them. If you have one you’d like to recommend let me know in the comments.
Here’s a screen capture of that commercial on YouTube. Compare the likes to the dislikes: 3.3 million views and only 670 people cared enough to give the video a thumbs up? LOL
The Beer Babe: Why the pro-macro beer Budweiser ad is so dangerous by Carla Jean Lauter
Paste Magazine: Analyzing Budweiser’s Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad by Jim Vorel
Brew York: A Hail Mary from Budweiser on Super Bowl Sunday
Denver Westword: Budweiser Takes a Shot at Craft Beer in Super Bowl Ad, Faces Pumpkin Peach Blowback by Jonathan Shikes
Business Insider: People are slamming Budweiser’s super defensive ad that mocks craft beer by Ashley Lutz
The Atlantic: The Super Bowl’s Riskiest Ad by Conor Friedersdorf
Here’s a brilliant response video by “Hop Stories” on YouTube:
Here’s a crude, albeit funny response by “Drew N” on Youtube (probably NSFW):
Abita Brewing Company even got in the act:
And here’s my friend Simon in Wales doing his best Billy Mays impression by using Budweiser as a cleaning product:
Beer geeks have a hard time separating the brand from the company. That @Budweiser ad was spot on for the image it is trying to portray.
— Chris Furnari (@BrewboundFurn) February 2, 2015
When @Budweiser said "Not brewed to be fussed over" did they really mean "Perfect for Beer Pong"? Because then I might have to agree
— The Beeroness (@TheBeeroness) February 2, 2015
So did @Budweiser get a petulant 9 year-old to write their anti-craft Superbowl ad? Or do they simply just not understand beer or drinkers?
— Pete Brown (@PeteBrownBeer) February 2, 2015
I like all the indignant beer geeks who are like "well, now I'll never drink Budweiser" as if the ad changed something.
— Josh Christie (@jchristie) February 2, 2015
1. Buy craft breweries 2. Spend Super Bowl ad $ insulting craft beer 3. Tweet that you're pro-Bud not anti-craft 4. ?? 5. PROFIT -@BudweiserLast, but not least, is probably the most surprising response of all from MillerCoors (read more here)
— Bill (@DCBeerBill) February 2, 2015