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Budweiser is the name of a beer from the city of České Budějovice in Bohemia (Czech Republic), brewed since 1265. Its name is derived from the German name for the town, Budweis (something from Budweis being Budweiser). For a time the town was the royal brewery for the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and the beer attained fame.
The largest brewery in České Budějovice, Budějovický Budvar, has long exported beer under the "Budweiser" brandname, and in many countries throughout the world this is the only beer that may be sold as "Budweiser" - in those countries, the American "Budweiser" is usually marketed as "Bud." Since both Budějovický Budvar and Anheuser-Busch have trademarks for the name "Budweiser", they have been party to many lawsuits in a number of countries. In some places where it competes with the American Budweiser it is marketed using the names Budvar and Budweiser Budvar.
Budějovický Budvar recently started having limited distribution in the USA and Canada under the name Czechvar.
The Budějovický Budvar brewery offers free tours.
- Budweiser, produced by Anheuser-Busch
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