With the merger of AB InBev and SAB Miller, the total number of global breweries dropped from six to five. Five brewing companies control nearly all of the world’s beer. The graphic is not comprehensive (a list of more purchases is here), especially in the craft department. It doesn’t show AB’s purchase of 10 Barrel and a few recent others. It also doesn’t include Constellation Brands recent $1 billion acquisition of Ballast Point.

Here’s a graphical interpretation of it. But with all this local beer, do you care? To view the entire image in larger format, go here.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist