2 Behemoth Breweries, 210 Brands
How many of those not-so-crafty brands that you see stocked at nearly every liquor store across the country are owned by "Big Beer"? Probably more than you thought. According to an article by MPR Planet Money, the two biggest beer companies on the planet — Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller — now own more than 200 brands based in 42 countries (including 18 in the U.S. alone).
How big is too big, and how important is it that we know who produces the beer we drink?