Becks did used to be tasty, back before I really got into craft beer. Nowadays it's a mediocre "C" beer at best. And yes, you should blame inbev and budweiser for this.
IMO even when inbev/bud has tried to create "craft beers," they wind up just making more crap with the same old fancy marketing techniques. If they would focus on the beer and stop worrying so much about marketing, the beers would sell themselves.
From reading this article, I don't see that happening, despite the obvious fact that people are more and more wanting quality beer and not caring about inbev's profit margins.
Personally, I am quite worried that goose island will turn to s*** under bud's control. we shall see.
And I of course am all about supporting local breweries, and staying a loyal customer of non-big 3 brands like stone.