Beer News: Craft Beer taking away business from the big 2

NPR ran an interesting story of how smaller breweries are taking away market share from the big box beer producers.

“A lot of people think that [Blue Moon] is a craft beer, but it is in fact owned by MillerCoors,”

That last statement was a bit of a shock to me. I feel so lied to over all these years of praising them for being the lesser evil.

The article goes on to talk about how 90% of the US market is dominated by just two companies: MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch.

Do you think these companies should put who owns them as part of being transparent to those who consume their products? I think it would be a step in the right direction.

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One response to “Beer News: Craft Beer taking away business from the big 2

  1. It’s the same thing in Canada: roughly 75% of beer is dominated by Molson (owned by Coors) and Labbatt (owned by Anheuser-Busch). Personally I would love if they had something to indicate who owns the beer. Blue Moon is such a good example. It would be interesting if every bottle and can had a Copyright Anheuser-Busch Inc. label just like all Coke products have Copyright CocaCola Corp. It makes sense. But because of the craft beer boom, I doubt they would ever put that on their labels — they know it would deter drinkers who don’t know.

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