Above picture: Brooklyn Brewery was sold to Kirin, Japan’s second-biggest brewer, in 2016. Reuters/Sara Hylton
Originally posted on February 12, 2019 6.46am EST
Much of that growth has come at the expense of traditional brewing giants like Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors.
So, naturally, these macro brewers have been trying to get a piece of the action by buying up their craft counterparts. Examples include AB InBev’s 2011 purchase of Goose Island Brewery and Tokyo-based Sapporo’s 2017 acquisition of Anchor Brewing – America’s oldest craft brewery.