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AB-InBev purchasing craft breweries - a blog post

Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Tue May 09, 2017 1:07 am

I found this quite informative and interesting. Some of the actual reasons to be concerned about the big guys buying small craft breweries (besides gut instinct mistrust)

http://goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2017/5/ ... f-megabrew
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Post by CPR » Tue May 09, 2017 4:14 pm

Insightful stuff and pretty scary! More incentive for small breweries to stay small and to make beer better than the big guys can

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Post by BBrianBoogie » Tue May 09, 2017 4:31 pm

Interesting analysis for sure.

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Post by BAbrewing » Tue May 09, 2017 5:56 pm

Heineken obtaining Lagunitas surprised me.

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Post by elreplica » Wed May 10, 2017 7:43 am

Sleeman, Creemore, Mill Street, Granville - four Canadian examples of craft swallowed by multinational megaswillage...
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Post by Lisa J » Wed May 10, 2017 10:06 am

Sadly, if you throw enough money around (as only the big players like AB InBev can), there will always be those who will sell out (to the detriment of the craft category as a whole). "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse..." literally and figuratively in some cases. Buy out vs. force out.
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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Thu May 11, 2017 4:02 am

And in related news, AB-InBev essentially controls the South African hop market, and just blocked hop sales to north american independent breweries.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... frica.html
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Post by amartin » Thu May 11, 2017 8:10 am

Huh, I didn't know there were South African hops. I'm guessing it's probably not looking great for us either.


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Post by elreplica » Fri May 12, 2017 7:28 am

Lol. Go ahead AB-InBev, block hops to Canada. Create a demand for more local homegrown products. Kind of like Jamaica blocking weed into Canada- we know how that prohibition ended.
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Post by McGruff » Sat May 13, 2017 7:32 am

I brew mostly Pilsners so kiss my ass AB. I googled how many breweries Ab/Inbev owns and the list is endless. They don't own my beer, well yet.

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