AB-InBev Has Acquired Karbach Brewing Co.

by Alexander Frane on Dec 13, 2016 in Beer

AB-InBev continued its mission to acquire and absorb more breweries in early November when it acquired Karbach Brewing Co. The Texas based brewery has been rapidly expanding in recent years, having gone from 40,000 barrels of production last to year to a predicted 80,000 this year, before the buyout was announced. Now, production will grow to 150,000 barrels with the added resources of Anheuser-Busch.

The acquisition of Karbach marks the ninth brewery that AB-InBev has bought, including well known acquisitions such as Elysian and Goose Island. It also comes soon after the purchase of SABMiller for $104 billion, the largest brewery transaction in history. The combined company is now the fifth largest consumer goods company in the world.
 
Craft brews have continued to grow in the market as domestic sales have fallen or plateaued,  so the continued purchasing makes logical sense. Still, in conjunction with purchase of numerous distributors, possibly in an attempt to secure a massive portion of the market, there is some concern that AB-InBev is attempting something of a monopoly; another craft brewery in its portfolio does little to assuage these concerns.  
 

Photo via Karbach Brewing Co. on Facebook

 

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Win Tickets to Wynkoop Brewing's Day of Dorks, March 4

Win Tickets to Wynkoop Brewing's Day of Dorks, March 4

The Wynkoop Brewery and Drink Denver want to send you to Day of Dorks, Saturday, March 4, at the brewery downtown. It's a celebration of all things be...read more ›

by Drink Denver Feb 21, 2017
Try Some Truly American Whiskey Straight from Mount Vernon

Try Some Truly American Whiskey Straight from Mount Vernon

While President's Day has come and gone, it doesn't mean it's too late to drink like the leader of the country, and with George Washington's whiskey, ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Feb 21, 2017
Tue
Feb 28
Sloan's Lake Tap and Burger 
Sat
Mar 4
Wynkoop Brewing Company 
Tue
Mar 7
SPONSORED
You Can Now Get Champagne From a Vending Machine

You Can Now Get Champagne From a Vending Machine

At Las Vegas’ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, guests can now self-serve themselves bottles of Möet & Chandon from a vending machine - and it’s the first...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Feb 21, 2017
Mister Tuna Presents an Evening of Scotch

Mister Tuna Presents an Evening of Scotch

Enjoy a plethora of special select Scotches. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Feb 21, 2017
An Ohio Man is Suing Walmart Over Fake Craft Beer

An Ohio Man is Suing Walmart Over Fake Craft Beer

Many people were shocked when they first heard the news that Walmart was even selling its own craft beer, but alas, it’s all a lie, as one Ohio man ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 21, 2017
BrewDog Announces Puppy Parental Leave for Its Employees

BrewDog Announces Puppy Parental Leave for Its Employees

Staff both in the UK and the US will now receive one week of paid leave when they rescue a dog....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Feb 20, 2017
Where to Enjoy National Margarita Day in Denver

Where to Enjoy National Margarita Day in Denver

"Friendship, good times and memories of somewhere warmer are all great reasons to enjoy a margarita."...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Feb 20, 2017
Where to Find Drink Specials During Denver Restaurant Week

Where to Find Drink Specials During Denver Restaurant Week

We here at DrinkDenver know you want to find some tasty drinks as a part of this feast....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Feb 20, 2017
Wynkoop Welcomes the Day of Dorks

Wynkoop Welcomes the Day of Dorks

It's a celebration of all things beer geek....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Feb 20, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close