Whenever one beer company takes over another, there is always reflection. Especially if it’s by someone like AB InBev.
What will happen to Brewery X? How will this impact their beer? Should I care about them any more?
From my American point of view, it’s been an interesting case trying to track the recent purchase of Belgium’s Bosteels by AB InBev, which was announced earlier this month. Bosteels, maker of Kwak, Karmeliet and Deus, is a 225-year old brewery.
Immediately after the announcement, people seemed to ask: but how much of the “family” aspect will be left?
During this week’s discussion on The Beer Temple, I got to chat with host Chris Quinn and others about the purchase. As is often the case, there’s plenty beyond the top-level assumptions or quick reactions.