How is this for brand confusion / consolidation:
"The "Blatz" beer label currently is produced by the Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, under contract for Pabst Brewing Company , managed by CEO, Charles Thomas Blatz who coincidently shares the last name of the previous founder."
"On June 10, 1982, the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. was acquired by Stroh Brewery Company of Detroit, Michigan. The regular beer is still produced, though in relatively small quantities, by the Pabst Brewing Company,"
"G. Heileman's brewery names and intellectual properties became part of the Pabst Brewing Company, the current owner (as of 2007). Pabst oversees the brewing of several well-known Heileman brands, including Old Style and Special Export, under the G. Heileman name."
"On October 9, 2007, SABMiller and Molson Coors agreed to combine their U.S. operations in a joint venture called Miller Coors. SABMiller is to own 58% of the unit, which is to operate in the U.S. and Puerto Rico but not Canada, where Molson Coors is strongest. Molson Coors is to own 42%, but the parties are to have equal voting power.
Miller has bought up the rights to the Hamm's Brewery brands."
And...finally...you have got to be kidding -so much for competitions.
"Icehouse - Icehouse is an ice lager and was the winner of the 2003 Gold Medal for American-Style Specialty Lager at the Great American Beer Festival, and also won the American-Style Ice Lager Gold Cup of the 1996 and 1998 World Beer Cup competitions."
Agree on this awful stuff:
"Milwaukee's Best—Miller's economy label. Popularly known as Milwaukee's Beast, Milwaukee's Worst, Skrats, or simply as the Beast."