Busch Gardens Stops Giving Away Free Beer

The effects of the economy slowing down are hitting people in every aspect of their life. Now, if you visit Busch Gardens, you won’t be able to enjoy a free glass of beer courtesy of Anheuser-Busch anymore. The company decided to nix their hospitality centers at Busch Gardens that are famous for giving out glasses of Bud and Bud Light. Busch will be converting the hospitality centers to cafes and restaurants, and they cite the reason for taking away the free beer is because it alienated guest of the park to only people 21 and over. Yeah right. They’re struggling financially, and they punish the customers for it.

I’ll have to admit, I was a little upset by this news. It has been a tradition of mine to go get a free glass when I go to Busch Gardens. It’s hard to find anything that’s free these days. What’s next? Will restaurants start charging us for tooth picks?

Published or updated: January 6, 2009

Categories: Consumer News

  • http://blog.budgetpulse.com/ Craig

    In europe at least, a lot of restaurants charge you just to sit down. It’s an annoying extra $1.50 they add which makes you mad. hopefully that concept doesn’t come here.