Another craft brewery acquisition, and why it’s upsetting

  It happened again. AB InBev acquired yet another craft brewery. I know, shock of the century. Except, this time it was the highly praised and respected Wicked Weed Brewing of Asheville, N.C., and it nearly broke the internet. After reading hundreds of comments from various sources, the same arguments, explanations, [...]

Another craft brewery acquisition, and why it’s upsetting2018-10-18T13:21:35-07:00

AB InBev Purchases Home Brew Supply Company

  AB InBev's craft beer arm, ZX Ventures, has stepped into the homebrewing business with it's purchase of Northern Brewer Home Brew Supply and Midwest Supplies. In February 2015 AB InBev started ZX Ventures group, with the intent of investing in high end and non-traditional areas of the craft beer market. [...]

AB InBev Purchases Home Brew Supply Company2016-10-17T13:56:24-07:00

New Belgium Brewery Looking For a Buyer

According to unnamed sources, New Belgium Brewing is working with New York based firm. Lazard Middle Market to locate a buyer. Some sources believe the sale would be around $1 billion. New Belgium is a brewery in transition. In October, CEO  Kim Jordan stepped down and was replaced by Christine Perich. They [...]

New Belgium Brewery Looking For a Buyer2018-10-18T13:23:20-07:00

Is craft beer under attack?

Not long ago, the beer industry seemed much simpler and less confused. There were micro/craft beers, imported beers, and industrial light lagers that were mostly made by the big three – Anheuser-Busch, Miller, and Coors (often dubbed BudMillerCoors or BMC). Originally, I don’t think BMC felt threatened by craft beer because [...]

Is craft beer under attack?2018-10-18T13:23:27-07:00

AB InBev Expands Control of Beer Distribution

There is much talk in craft beer of the ever growing concern of consolidation - the very big buying of the very small. The fear is that it threatens the diversity of the craft beer industry. The more then 3,700 craft breweries in America and the 2,000 planned breweries are the [...]

AB InBev Expands Control of Beer Distribution2018-10-18T13:27:37-07:00

Craft Beer Might Look Like Anheuser Busch in 5 Years

The Brewers Association announced that in the next 5 years they expect to see their current 11% market share in the $100 billion US beer market jump to 20%. But what will craft beer look like if that were to happen? Currently, The Brewers Assocation defines craft brewers like this Small [...]

Craft Beer Might Look Like Anheuser Busch in 5 Years2018-10-18T13:28:49-07:00
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