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Anheuser-Busch InBev could control over half of the US beer market soon

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Todd, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. steveh

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    Sorry, not gonna happen. Been my go-to local for longer than most BA members have been drinking beer. I see it as my money is going to the local brewery to continue providing me with good, fresh beer -- at least until that beer is no longer good.
     
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    I agree. However, if that is all our elected officials can do, we should encourage them to do so.
     
  3. jivex5k

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    That's your right, do what you want.
     
  4. otispdriftwood

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    I wish I was still young and optimistic. You hit the nail on the head.
     
  5. steveh

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    Gee -- thanks. I needed some validation today. ;)
     
  6. jivex5k

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    Anytime bud ;)
     
  7. creepinjeeper

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    I agree. I try very hard to avoid the AB/Miller/Coors big brewers. AB owns Goose Island and Coors owns Blue Moon, correct?
     
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    And hopefully there will be just as many that do not feel this way. Fuck ABI ad the Craft Brew Alliance...
     
  9. UCLABrewN84

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    Yes.
     
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    The funny thing is most people that are on this site do not drink any of the 53% of the beer owned by InBev besides Goose Island.
     
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    I've been into craft beer for a couple of years now. Before that, I rarely drank unless I could get Newcastle or Guinness, because the BMC beers I remember were just for the chug-a-buzz. Nothing more. When I go out with my gal, it's either a brewpub that offer a wide selection or one that brews its own. When I go to a chain like Buffalo Wild Wings, I fall back to my gateway beers because the BMC beers lack flavor.
    I think why everyone is so upset, is that GI was one of ours, and there is always uncertainty whenever a business is bought out. I hope they know they have a good thing and will leave it be. I, meanwhile, will be trying a few more GI beers; seeking out Christmas Ale and BCBS with a little more urgency, before the AB/InBev tentacles get too tight. After that, it's wait and see.
     
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    This a shame. They own all that, and their beers are still awful.
     
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    If the beer is good, I couldn't give a damn who owns the company that's brewing it.
     
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