April 30, 2014

BREAKING: Bud Light Tap Handle Dies, To Be Interred Saturday

Bud Light Tap Handle Dies at Ashley's
Funeral Service During This Saturday’s Cask Ale Festival

WESTLAND – The Bud Light tap handle at Ashley’s Beer & Grill, 7525 Wayne Rd., died after a long-term illness and lengthy decline. It is being replaced with Short's Brewing Company's Local's Light.

“It had been going downhill for some time,” said Ashley's co-owner Roy More. “It was time to put it out of its misery.”

Bud Light, often referred to as a North American industrial lager made by foreign-owned brewing conglomerate AB InBev, is being replaced with a craft beer from Short's Brewing of Bellaire, Michigan. According to Short's, Local’s Light is a light-bodied yet flavorful lager, with a soft and subtle flavor profile that finishes crisp and clean.

“Local's Light not only provides drinkers with the light-bodied golden allure expected from our popular American pale lagers, it also breaks down misconceptions about what it means for a beer to be ‘craft,” said Jon Wojtowicz, head beer liberator for Short’s. “We believe it’s the perfect craft option to replace a major macro brew at such a renowned beer establishment as Ashley’s.”

Tap change-over and line cleaning have occurred, and starting today through the weekend in observance of Bud Light’s passing, glasses of Short's Local's Light will be available at a special price of $3.

Viewing of the deceased Bud Light tap handle will be from Wednesday until interment on Saturday. The public is encouraged to visit the open casket and note this passing. Memorial and burial services will be held at 2:45pm, Saturday, May 3, during the seventh annual Michigan Cask Ale Festival, with remarks from local author and beer writer David Bardallis, among others.

For the latest info on the Festival, including the list of rare and even unique beers, visit micaskale.ashleys.com and like the Festival’s Facebook page. Follow Ashley’s Westland on Twitter (@ashleyswestland) and use hashtag #micaskale.

You can watch the final moments of Bud Light at Ashley's in this video.

About Ashley’s

Founded in 1983 next to the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Ashley’s has been proud to serve its guests a wide selection of great beers from around the world for over three decades. Today, as “Michigan’s premier multi-tap,” Ashley’s features an ever-rotating lineup of flavorful draft beers from nearly 120 different taps at our two locations in Ann Arbor and Westland, as well as more than 80 bottled beer selections.

Ashley's was rated one of the Top 100 Beer Bars by DRAFT Magazine in and Top 50 Beer Restaurants by RateBeer.com and has been voted as having Metro Detroit’s “Best Beer Selection” by WDIV-TV4 viewers six years in a row.


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