I find out it's bottled + brewed in St.Louis - I just found this out the other day. No longer a true German bier ! . I had noticed Beck's being discounted more recently - And I bought a 20 pack of Beck's --- ? never saw that before ! I should have figured it out......but that move to America was kept fairly quiet. . So, I try a six pack of Beck's Saphire ( 6 percent ) They are marketing this new version, now. I tried it. And all I could say to myself was "why ?" Indistinguishable "taste".......no taste at all....NO TASTE AT ALL ! Why ? bother ? . Now, do I remember what the old Beck's tasted like ? I can't really compare because I didn't drink it much. I was drinking Heineken -- until I researched Heineken -- and decided I wanted a better brewed bier. Plus, I thought Heineken was way over priced. I decided to switch to Beck's.....like my buddy was telling me for years. TOO LATE ! . Well.....I have plenty of USA handcrafted beers to try.