9 Comments

  1. zach
    July 6, 2017 @ 11:16 am

    I’m curious as to what the anti-craft policies and lobbying efforts that everyone keeps referring to are? In every anti-ABINBEV post, people keep referring to these, but it doesn’t seem like many people know what they are. The only legislation I can think of in recent history, are the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act and the Texas Tap Room Bill, which ABINBEV and the Brewer’s Association are on the same sides. Not saying there isn’t any, just generally curious.

  2. George
    June 27, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

    It’s ashamed that ABI was allowed such reach by the government. Was it even part of the conversation that ABI would control the world for key ingredients and/or suppplies? Much less the acquisitions of craft brewers is an end around to change the way beer is distributed. The DOJ limited the volume that can go through the ABI owned distributors. So instead let’s buy craft brewers, distribute beer through brew pubs continuing to grow volume through multiple distribution points.
    ABI is a financial company that brews beer for now with a vision for most beverages and the related raw materials & supplies.
    The more of the supply chain they control, the more profit they hold

  3. Dan
    June 21, 2017 @ 11:33 am

    @ Chris M

    Sam is a former AB distributor, this is not a paid placement, the point of the article, which seems clear to us is why the other big brewers don’t get nearly the same amount of heat as AB InBev does, and those points are outlined.

  4. Chris M
    June 15, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

    Note: this isn’t an editorial, it’s a paid placement. It also starts with a lie, as the author is STILL an ABI employee (Harris Beverages in NC). Hey Full Pint, be honest: was this paid placement? And if so, why would you then label it as Editorial content?

  5. Stuart
    June 14, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

    you almost got it, but still missed the bullseye: ABI expresses an utter loathing of craft beer at a visceral level. Their policies seek to destroy, undermine, or subvert anyone who dares to refuse to drink their products. This visceral hatred comes over loud and clear to anyone who cares about craft.

    As to your last paragraph: no, there will be no Corona or Miller or what have you at any of the parties or cookouts my friends attend. We drink craft, not crap.

  6. Marc
    June 14, 2017 @ 4:14 pm

    It seems the title of this post is rhetorical since you appear to have answered your own question towards the end – it’s not just that they are “big beer” it’s the antagonism, like openly mocking craft beer and their drinkers then turning around and buying up those breweries . It’s paying for tap handles and shelf space, anti-competitive monopolistic business practices that the little guys can’t fight fairly. You pretty much nailed it in the last two paragraphs

  7. Bruce
    June 14, 2017 @ 2:56 pm

    I beliee that it’s mainly because ABI is so anti-craft. Their lobbyists routinely try to introduce anti-craft brewery legislation around the country. A portion of every dollar spent on an ABI product thwarts craft brewing on some level.

  8. Jerry Waneka
    June 14, 2017 @ 2:50 pm

    The thing that rubs me the wrong way the most, is the way they belittle craft breweries while trying to swallow, buy, gobble, slurp them all up in order to eliminate the competition.
    I also know several people who work at our local Bud “factory” who can’t stand their own employer and are drooling at the thought of retirement. They tell me the quality of the product is nowhere near where it used to be before INBEV’s hostile takeover. Since being bought out, the QC is next to zero. Makes me squirm.

  9. santos krikorian
    June 14, 2017 @ 9:22 am

    Excellent.

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