Craft brewers are banding together to cut off beer brands that have been acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest brewer in the world.
Brew Studs, a blog dedicated to craft beer, has created a list of brands that have been acquired (in part or completely) by AB InBev — and is calling on craft beer fans to ditch the brands, including Goose Island, Blue Point, and Wicked Weed.
“Welcome to the page that keeps you informed about impostor craft beer brands, those who try to benefit from the power of craft beer, even though they are aligned with forces who are trying to tear it down,” reads the post.
AB InBev, the company behind brands like Budweiser and Busch, has maintained that the company only intends to help craft brands grow with their investment, and that brands will continue to operate unchanged by acquisitions.
However, some craft brewers remain unconvinced. Here are the 14 brands Beer Studs says fans should “cut off” due to their ties to AB InBev.
1. Goose Island
AB InBev acquired the maker of beers including Goose IPA and Honkers Ale in 2011.
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