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  1. Howard Huxter
    March 5, 2017 @ 6:10 am

    In reply to ‘Oh sweet Jesus who cares! As long as they don’t alter the recipes or ingredients I don’t frankly care who takes my dollar’, I’m afraid there’s bad news.

    Try to download the BBC Podcast (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028z2z0/episodes/downloads) from ‘The Food Chain’ series and you will learn a lot. For example how the marketing people of large multinational brewers such as ABI control what’s in the beer and how the conditioning time in true lager beers is reduced from 4 weeks to 72 hours. And compared with craft beers the amount of hops and malt are reduced. If these factors don’t change the beer then I don’t know what does.

    My office colleague is Belgian. He told me that when ABI took over Hoegaarden they moved the brewery somewhere else but they had to move it back because of the water.

    I was told that ABI buy the recipes from ‘Abbeys’ beers such as Leffe but I don’t know how true this is. Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leffe and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AB_InBev_brands.

    ABI also own a chain of restaurant/bars called ‘Belgian beer cafe’ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Beer_Café) so they really are creating a mega-monopoly.

    Vote with your feet folks!

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  2. Howard Huxter
    March 1, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

    Mouthwash Rules
    Your article seems to suggest that Anheuser Busch is the ‘name’ behind ABInbev. However, if you look at the history it was the private company Interbrew from Leuven in Belgium (later Inbev) that started it all with their aggressive takeovers and cost cutting. There’s a good BBC podcast about craft beer and in particular ABI which states that 1 in 3 beers sold in the world is ABI. And how on earth can they be ‘given permission’ to take over SAB, the second largest brewer – by whom in fact?

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    November 24, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

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  4. Craft Beer Pioneer Charles Finkel Comments on Elysian Brewing Acquisition • thefullpint.com
    January 27, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

    […] – The craft beer community was stunned to learn last week that Seattle beer favorite Elysian Brewing was the latest craft brewery to be acquired by corporate giants AB-InBev.  We reached out to another pioneer of craft beer, located also in Seattle, Charles Finkel of […]

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  5. Christian Julian Ayala
    January 24, 2015 @ 5:37 pm

    Oh sweet Jesus who cares! As long as they don’t alter the recipes or ingredients I don’t frankly care who takes my dollar.

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  6. Kevin Augustine
    January 23, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    Actually InBev bought A-B several years ago for $80 billion . So they actually bought them . Still sucks though

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  7. Al Varty
    January 23, 2015 @ 3:37 pm

    More of your hard earned dollars going to big corporations. Not to local entrepreneurs who spend their earnings locally. I can only hope they don’t screw with the beers

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  8. New Belgium Brewing Comments on Elysian / AB-InBev Acquisition • thefullpint.com
    January 23, 2015 @ 11:10 am

    […] Collins,CO) – Today, we shared the news of craft brewery Elysian Brewing being acquired by AB/In-Bev.  For those who don’t know, one of Elysian’s closest allies in the craft beer industry […]

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  9. Elysian Brewing | Not Miller Time
    January 23, 2015 @ 10:45 am

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  10. Chris Nuber (@chrisnuber)
    January 23, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    Welp, one more craft beer I will no longer buy.

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    January 23, 2015 @ 9:59 am

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