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Old 09-28-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
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Cut and paste from this site:

http://aleheads.com/2011/09/27/the-big-deal/#more-11204


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Old 09-28-2011, 01:32 PM   #12
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If they buy up . . . my homebrew . . . I will get on the bandwagon.
This is inspired. I'm off to write a letter to AB/InBev now, suggesting terms for their acquisition of Singing Boys Brewing.


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Old 09-28-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
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Good article but I disagree with the conclusion. If you're a big corporation you don't have to bust into a market by brewing the same low-volume low-margin brews. If this conglomerate is as big as represented, it will be the largest single purchaser of raw materials (hops, malt) in the world. With revenue/acre for barley already lower than other crops (here in the US you make money growing corn, not barley...), it's a valid path for AB InBev to sign even more exclusive purchase agreements with growers/maltsters (which will be used since AB InBev is apparently going after some of the BRICs markets and other emerging economies). So what happens to craft brewers when they can no longer get raw material for their products because AB InBev is vertically integrated....?

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Old 09-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #14
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Just more reasons to brew my own and not buy BMC products.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #15
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:38 PM   #16
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+1 Bmorebrew
+1 Goaltender

Vertical integration and political pressure can still be brought to bear on craft brewers.

I would add also, that most craft brew drinkers do not "boycott" the companies making BMC so much as simply choose to drink better beer. Therefore, if the big boy(s) continue buying up craft breweries and the locals continue to make a decent brew after being acquired, people will continue to buy it. Period.

This world where craft beer drinkers are united in economic opposition to particular corporations is a fiction.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:07 PM   #17
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Yes said " Found this surfing the web thought you guy may think its interesting"
Give credit where it's due.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:50 AM   #18
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Glad you guys like our site. I think Brother Barley made a very good argument, although Goaltender raises an interesting point about raw materials. We shall have to see. But by all means, subscribe to the site--I don't know of a lot of other beer blogs that offer in-depth op-ed analysis of such things, or at least analysis based on fact.

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Old 09-29-2011, 05:04 AM   #19
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Yes said " Found this surfing the web thought you guy may think its interesting"
When you copy something wholesale that someone else created without giving any credit to the creator, you are STEALING THEIR WORK. You are also violating their copyright which is against the law.
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When you copy something wholesale that someone else created without giving any credit to the creator, you are STEALING THEIR WORK. You are also violating their copyright which is against the law.
Frist of all never tried to take credit for this, never said this is what i wrote. I was on my cell easer for me to copy the story and past it was not able to copy the link. "Found this surfing the web thought you guy may think its interesting" did say anything that i wrote this. You right it is against the law to " take credit or make a profit off of a copy right item. Didnt do either. Plus on this article there is no copy right stamp. Just wanted to share some thing i enjoyed reading.


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