As more craft breweries open in the UK, mega-brewers reach for their wallets
Last year, 520 breweries opened for business in the UK, up from 336 in 2015.
In 2015, SABMiller bought London-based Meantime Brewing Company for £120 million ($155 million).
AB InBev’s craft beer portfolio includes Goose Island, Blue Point, Golden Road, and Devils Backbone, among others.
Though it makes shareholders happy, these acquisitions leave some craft beer fans disappointed.
Following AB InBev’s purchase of Elysian Brewing Company in 2015, visitors would buy beers in their pub in Seattle and throw them on the floor, before leaving in search of a “real craft beer.”
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