Will "Quality" Survive at the new Anheuser-Busch InBev?

As I've noted here before, my concern about the InBev acquisition of Anheuser-Busch stemmed from my fear that a Great Company would, under the new leadership, become Just Another Company. (And as I've also said here, and in other places, you don't have to like the beer in order to respect A-B's relentless, obsessive concern for quality. See, for example, this sort-of-related essay.)

Anyway, Jeremiah McWilliams, our man on the St. Louis beer beat, investigates this very topic in a piece in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Also see his related entry at Lager Heads, his excellent blog-about-beer.