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America's Fallen Out of Love With These 5 Beers

Especially Bud Select

(Newser) - Americans still love beer—it's a $100 billion industry in the US—but there are some beers we're just not that into anymore, particularly as specialty and craft beers become more popular. 24/7 Wall St. runs down 10 beers falling out of favor with Americans:
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Anheuser-Busch Could End Up Making 1/3 of All Beer

Company talking potential takeover with SABMiller

(Newser) - Two of the largest beer makers could soon become one. Anheuser-Busch says it has approached SABMiller about a potential takeover and plans "to work with SABMiller's board toward a recommended transaction" which would put the company in control of 30% of the world’s beer market. Such a... More »

World's No. 1 Brew: China's Snow Beer

Chinese brand has been the top brew for three years

(Newser) - For the past three years, the biggest-selling beer in the world was a brew you've probably never heard of: China's Snow Beer, reports the Telegraph . And with the Chinese beer market surging by 10% a year, expect Snow to grow even bigger. Though not as well known as... More »

Women Are Better Beer Tasters

So says MillerCoors, which has a lot riding on it

(Newser) - Men guzzle way more beer, but women seem to have a better nose for it. One major brewer—SABMiller, which makes Miller and Coors, among other brands—has concluded that women are better able to discern when a batch is skunky or just right, and as a result, the company... More »

Belgium's InBev Mulls Budweiser Takeover

Stella maker could make unsolicited bid

(Newser) - Belgian-based brewer InBev NV is considering an unsolicited takeover of Anheuser-Busch, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Busch family is loathe to sell the 150-year-old American icon and brewer of Budweiser—Executive August A. Busch IV vowed it wouldn’t happen “on my watch”—but activist investors have... More »

Belgians Eye $46B Anheuser-Busch Takeover

InBev prepared to go hostile to grab control of American brewing giant

(Newser) - A Belgian brewing giant whose brands include Stella Artois is contemplating a $46 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch, the Financial Times reports today. If CEO August Busch IV denies Belgium's InBev, as he reportedly did in October, the company may go directly to shareholders. InBev is also contemplating a partnership with... More »

Miller, Coors Merge US Ventures

New beer behemoth could challenge Anheuser-Busch

(Newser) - Molson Coors Brewing Co. and SABMiller PLC today agreed to combine their US operations and form beer behemoth MillerCoors, which could dent the traditional dominance of Anheuser-Busch. The Budweiser manufacturer—which controls almost 50% of the US beer market, compared with Miller’s 20% and Coors’ 11%—may feel pressured... More »

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