It's too early to be an April Fool's joke, so we can only take it on face value: the often chilly relationship between Anheuser-Busch and our town's second-largest brewer, Schlafly, was warmed by a shared toast of Poor Richard's Ale yesterday afternoon.
Don't expect August III and Tom to start sending out joint Christmas cards or anything: it's really all about business (specifically, how beer in general is losing some of it to wine and spirits).
According to the story in today's Post, "The ale and toast also reflect Anheuser-Busch's efforts to reach out to smaller brewers as part of a bigger campaign to enhance the image of beer."
Still, it's nice to see the fine beverage can inspire the troops to truce and hoist a glass for a moment. We think Ben would be proud.