“The history of beer is a history of consolidation,” writes Quartz. True words, seeing that 50% of the world’s beer is produced by just six companies.
And the consolidation continues: ABInbev and SABMiller have been discussing a merger for months, according to Quartz and the Wall Street Journal. And SABMiller was rebuffed trying to acquire Heineken. Quartz writes,
As you can see in the chart below, over the past decade, the 10 largest brewers have grown from brewing 48% of the world’s beer to producing 65%.
At this point, you shouldn’t be surprised that Blue Moon is owned by Coors, and Shock Top is brewed by Anheuser-Busch. #Staywoke