By acquiring SABMiller, InBev would gain significant market share in Africa, where beer sales are expected to grow in the coming years. To do that, the merged companies would likely have to divest themselves of holdings in the U.S., where the control a combined 70% of the beer market.

Budweiser Maker Officially Offers $104 Billion To Buy Miller

After SABMiller rejected a $100 billion takeover offer from Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer company has come forward with a sweeter offer of $104 billion. [More]

Miller Reportedly Turns Down $100B Takeover Offer From Anheuser-Busch

Miller Reportedly Turns Down $100B Takeover Offer From Anheuser-Busch

With the deadline of Oct. 14 looming for Anheuser-Busch InBev to make a firm offer to acquire fellow beer biggie SABMiller, a new report says that the company’s early informal suggestion of “Hey, what do you guys think of $100 billion?” was turned away for being too low. [More]

Anheuser-Busch Adds Golden Road Brewing To Its Overstuffed Roster Of Beers

Anheuser-Busch Adds Golden Road Brewing To Its Overstuffed Roster Of Beers

Just a week after Anheuser-Busch InBev confirmed it was looking to enter a long-term relationship with rival SABMiller, the company continued to pad its portfolio with the purchase of California craft brewer Golden Road Brewing. [More]

Anheuser-Busch InBev Asks Miller To Consider Taking Its Hand In Merger Marriage

Anheuser-Busch InBev Asks Miller To Consider Taking Its Hand In Merger Marriage

It’s a mega-merger that’s been hinted at for years, but today it moved out of the realm of “people close to the situation” and into an an actual confirmation from Anheuser-Busch InBev that it has talked to the folks at SABMiller about combining the two beer giants into an even larger beer titan. [More]

(Scott Lynch)

AB InBev Getting Drunk On Idea Of Buying SABMiller For $122 Billion

It’s late at night and Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller are the only two beer companies left in the bar… mostly because these two have merged with everyone else in town. So what’s the harm in a couple of acquisition-tipsy beer biggies getting together? That’s why AB InBev has reportedly been texting its banking buddies for advice on hooking up with Miller. [More]

(St. Louis Public Radio)

Learning anything is much more fun when it comes with illustrations and animation, though when the lesson is about beer, you’re likely going to pay attention all on your own. Don’t know the difference between how a microbrew is made versus how the big companies like Anheuser-Busch do it? Me either, really, but these GIFs can explain. [via St. Louis Public Radio]

Anheuser-Busch InBev Has A Taste For Craft Beer, Gobbles Up Blue Point Brewing Co.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Has A Taste For Craft Beer, Gobbles Up Blue Point Brewing Co.

Craft brewers around the country are probably pouring one out in honor of their fallen comrades at Blue Point Brewing Co. Not because the brewery is out of business — nay, the opposite: It’s been slorped up by beer behemoths Anheuser-Busch Inbev. [More]


4 Beers That Americans Apparently No Longer Want To Drink

Walk into a lot of bars in this country and there’s a decent chance you’ll see the taps that once belonged to big brands increasingly being taken over by smaller operations (even if some of those “craft” brands also happen to be owned by one of the mega-brewers). This shift, along with a general decrease in beer sales, have cut some brands’ orders by more than half in just the last few years. [More]


Anheuser-Busch Figures College Students Might Be Into Working At Its Campus Beer Lab

Back in my day we called large buildings full of students researching beer a house party, but Anheuser-Busch InBev is making things official with a new data analytics center devoted to all things beer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, students working the Bud Lab will be able to focus on beery projects using data analytics, data research and innovation. [More]


DOJ Raises A Glass To Anheuser-Busch With Approval Of Grupo-Modelo Merger

A few weeks back it seemed likely that the Department of Justice would let loose a little and allow Anheuser-Busch InBev to merge with Grupo-Modelo, and now it’s official. The DOJ announced today that it had approved the merger after a settlement soothed its fears over anti-competitiveness. Or maybe Anheuser just kept plying it s new BFF with drinks until it agreed.* [More]

A-B InBev Inches Closer To Dominating Boring Beer Market

Though Anheuser-Busch InBev may have failed in its Worst Company In America battle against Electronic Arts, the beer behemoth is getting much closer to owning even more big-name beer brands, saying it has reached an agreement in principle with the Dept. of Justice that would allow it to acquire the rest of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo. [More]


Former Budweiser Worker Says The Brewer Is Trying To Punish Him Over Dilution Claims

After a couple of consumers brewed up a bit of controversy with claims that Anheuser-Busch InBev has been watering down Budweiser, a former employee of the company says he’s being punished by the beermakers for taking part in whistle-blowing. AB InBev is now suing the former operations manager, who wants the judge to dismiss the lawsuit. [More]

Worst Company In America Round 1: EA Vs. Anheuser-Busch InBev

Worst Company In America Round 1: EA Vs. Anheuser-Busch InBev

It’s Monday afternoon, so what better way to commemorate the joy of being back to work than with a WCIA battle between two companies intent on ruining your good times. [More]

Oh, did you grab the wrong can?

Anheuser-Busch Mocks Watery Lawsuit In New Ad: Maybe You Just Drank Actual Water?

In an ad run in 10 major U.S. newspapers yesterday AB InBev pokes fun at the lawsuit with a can of “drinking water” and the headline, “They must have tested one of these.”  [More]


Is Budweiser Really Watered Down? One Test Says Nah, Not So Much

We were shocked, simply shocked at claims made in a recent lawsuit that Budweiser and other Anheuser-Busch InBev brews are watered down and as such, not as strong as their advertised alcohol content. Those allegations are based on information the plaintiffs say they procured from AB InBev workers. But how about getting some scientists on the case, just for fun? [More]

(me and the sysop)

Brothers Bolster Lawsuit Claiming Budweiser Is Watered Down By Drinking Plenty Of Beer

If there’s one thing you can’t do to American consumers and get away with, it’s water down our favorite alcoholic beverages. In the vein of “Don’t water down our Maker’s Mark or pay the consequences,” two Philadelphia brothers are alleging that Anheuser-Bush InBev has been watering down its beverages. And they’ve been drinking plenty of Budweisers to try and prove it. [More]


The Beer World May Appear Diverse But Just Two Brewers Own 210 Different Brands

There you are in Lesotho, enjoying a nice cold Maluti beer and feeling pretty pumped about the Instagram picture you’re totally going to take to show your friends back home how exotic everything is here. But oh, what’s that? It’s just another one of the 210 brands owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller? The beer world is starting to feel a bit smaller, and there’s good reason. [More]


DOJ Tells Anheuser-Busch It’s Had Enough To Drink & Should Put Down That Grupo Modelo

Last summer, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV continued its attempt to buy every beer in the bar by buying a controlling interest in Grupo Modelo, the folks behind Corona, Modelo, and Pacifico, among others. But today, the Justice Dept. decided that AB InBev might be getting too drunk on beer company acquisitions. [More]