The California Attorney General and the United States Department of Justice are reviewing Anheuser Busch distributor purchases.
Over the past few months, the world’s largest brewery has purchased five distributors in three states. A move, that many craft breweries have said, make it harder for them to sell their products.
The craft breweries and the Department of Justice could have a case, if it can be proven that smaller breweries have lost access to a local market, and the ability to compete, due to the A-B InBev distributor acquisitions.
Additionally, A-B InBev attempting to purchase SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewery, more than $100 billon dollars.