Published: Tue, February 05, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Bud Light and HBO's Game of Thrones teamed up for Super Bowl

Bud Light and HBO's Game of Thrones teamed up for Super Bowl

MillerCoors also hit back at Bud Light with a tweet clarifying that none of its products use high-fructose corn syrup. Bud Light officially killed its "Dilly Dilly" campaign in this new ad - with a little help from Game of Thrones! . Literal corn syrup. dumped into flavorless beer.

Sanderson said the corn grown on his family's farm mostly goes to feeding chickens at other farms in the area, but he said the farming community is like a family.

"After we picked our jaws off the ground - we realized we had to say something", said Caskey, who worked with colleagues to craft the tweet. "It was damaging to corn, and it leads people to believe that corn is a bad ingredient".

A spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said in a statement to CNN that the company bought more than 1 billion pounds of corn ingredients in the past year.

The only drama from last night's Super Bowl came in the form of an ad for Bud Light, which took aim at Miller Lite and Coors Lite for containing corn syrup.


"We are proud that Budweiser is the first major beer brand to be brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity from wind power; we hope our efforts inspire others in our pursuit for a more sustainable future", Angie Slaughter, vice president of sustainability at Anheuser-Busch, said in a recent news release. Both Miller and Coors use it in their beers, while Bud Light uses rice.

The differences between using rice and corn as a source of sugar are slim to none, according to Matt Simpson, an expert in the beer industry who runs the consultancy The Beer Sommelier.

The 60-second commercial, to be narrated by Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, will briefly show several slain or missing journalists affiliated with the Washington Post and other publications, including Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul previous year.

To cap off their anger toward Bud Light, National Corn retweeted a tweet suggesting you should not make them angry.

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