Goose Island

Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune

13 “Craft” Beers We Bet You Didn’t Know Are Owned by the Folks Who Make Bud Light

Editor
AB InBev produces more than 400 different brands of beer

You might not realize it, but most beer companies these days aren’t independent. Heck, most food and beverage brands overall aren’t independent. But in an era when “craft beer” has far more cultural cachet than, say, “corporate behemoth,” it can be a little bit unsettling to learn that your favorite indie brewery is actually owned by Anheuser-Busch Inbev, the world’s largest beer company. AB InBev owns around 400 different beer brands, double the number of brands it had before it purchased its biggest competitor, SABMiller, in October 2016.

Below are 13 breweries (some of which were still small enough to be considered “craft” when they were purchased) that are actually owned by AB InBev, the same brewery that owns Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, Bass, Beck’s, Labatt, Busch, Michelob, and even Natty Light.

Franziskaner Weissbier
Hoegaarden
Leffe
Löwenbräu
Spaten
Best Damn Brewing Company
Blue Point Brewing Company
Elysian Brewing Company
Goose Island Brewing
Four Peaks Brewery
Devils Backbone
Landshark
Shock Top

Related Links
Craft Beer Pioneers Celebrate 25 Years10 Craft Beers to Try Right Now SlideshowThe 10 Best Fall and Winter Beers for 2016