Right at a year ago, we posted Megabrewery–no, Gigabrewery about a proposed merger between the multinational company that makes Budweiser and the multinational company that makes Miller.
There were lots of regulatory, anti-trust, and stockholder obstacles to that deal, but they have been overcome. Anheuser-Busch InBev will take over SABMiller in a $100 billlion transaction that will create the world’s largest brewing company, accounting for one-third of the world’s beer.
But, if it’s any consolation, American anti-trust regulators required the company to spin off the operation that brews Miller products in this country. So MillerCoors will be sold to Molson Coors, making the largest American brewery.
(This may be just of interest to Milwaukee and St. Louis Lutherans.)