But either way, after the brewing process is done, most of that sugar is gone.
"Corn and rice, most of those are 100-percent fermentable so those are not going to be in your finished product, usually", agreed Desiree Chubb, 3 Daughters' director of quality assurance.
And in an era when rural Middle Americans often bristle at how they believe they're treated by the urban, corporate half of the country, the ad may have been another perceived slight against the farm belt that some corn farmers are already saying will hurt Bud Light sales. "Our office is right down the road!"
Whether angry corn farmers might be a big enough constituency for there to be any noticeable hit to Bud Light sales is unclear, but some corn farmers did take to Twitter to vent their anger. "When it comes to an issue like this we all unite like one", he added. A Bud Light representative said in a statement that different recipes create different flavors, and that rice provides a "clean, crisp taste".
The best-selling beer in the USA ran a medieval-themed Super Bowl ad on Sunday night that mocked rivals Miller Lite and Coors Light for using the sweetener.
Trump steps up attacks on Pelosi for opposing border wall funds
Pelosi has previously backed legislation to fight human trafficking and called it "an abhorrent crime". Previously they had supported $1.3 billion for new fencing and improvements to existing barriers.
The group's outrage caused a lively debate on social media.
"When I saw the commercial, I was like, 'Well OK, they use corn syrup".
Elsewhere, other beer manufacturers had a surprisingly heated response to the ad as well. It also claimed that Miller light has fewer calories and carbs than Bud Light. Later on, the Miller Lite account sarcastically thanked Bud Light for the free advertising.
Before inking a deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA for the Super Bowl spot, meanwhile, HBO had also weighed other partners including automakers as well as Coca-Cola Co. "You forgot two things though".
Adam Collins, vice president of communications and community affairs for Chicago-based MillerCoors, chalked the Bud Light shot up to MillerCoors threatening Bud Light's market share. "But you can take the sugar from corn or from rice, as Bud Light would use".
"Always intrigued at what commercials are going to come out, and when they progressed to we do not use corn syrup in our beer". Interestingly, none of our products use High Fructose Corn Syrup, yet several of ABI's do. It depends on what style of beer you are trying to make.