"When we think about summer, we think about getting together with friends, grilling and enjoying ice cold Budweiser," said Randall Blackford, director of Budweiser marketing, Anheuser-Busch Inc. "There are few things as distinctly American as Budweiser and barbecuing, and our line of Budweiser-branded sauces provides another way for home cooks and grillers to add flavor to their dishes."
The Budweiser sauce recipes were created by a team of chefs led by Certified Executive Chef, Brent Wertz, at Anheuser-Busch’s Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., in conjunction with Anheuser-Busch brewmasters. Recognized for his outstanding culinary expertise, Chef Wertz and his team created the new line in the tradition of Budweiser, using only the finest ingredients to craft special sauces resulting in an exceptional taste experience that will pair perfectly with America’s favorite beverage of moderation, beer. In fact, Budweiser is a key ingredient in the creation of these savory sauces. Vita Food Products has confirmed the alcohol content after production meets all government requirements to be classified as a non-beverage food product.
The Budweiser sauces will be available at grocery, gourmet and convenience stores and in casual dining chains.
"Vita is pleased to partner with Anheuser-Busch to further the brand exposure of Budweiser within the food industry and provide sauces with exceptional tastes similar to that of Budweiser beer," said Stephen D. Rubin, president of Vita Food Products, Inc.
Vita Food Products, Inc.
The Vita Seafood division is a U.S. leader in the herring and retail packaged salmon markets, and is engaged in several other food segments, including cream cheese, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and horseradish. The company markets and sells these items under the Vita(R), Elf(R) and Grand Isle(R) brands. More than 95 percent of Vita Seafood’s sales are in kosher foods.
Vita Specialty Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, manufactures and distributes honey, salad dressings, cooking sauces, jams and jellies, and gift baskets under the Virginia Brand(R) name. It also offers a line of salad dressings, gourmet sauces, and beverages under its Oak Hill Farms(R) brand; and a line of hot sauce-based products under its Scorned Woman(R) brand name.