90 Percent of American Beers Are Made by Just 11 Different Brewers

July 28, 2015

The biggest companies continue to buy out smaller craft brewers.

The American craft brewing industry is undoubtedly booming, but the beer sector is still overwhelmingly dominated by just a handful of giants: 11 brewers produce 90 percent of all beer sold in the U.S, says MarketWatch.

The report points out that “[w]hen you look at the beer aisle and your local taproom’s beer list, it looks like a broad array of choices” — but giant corporations “are actually narrowing those choices through acquisitions and diversification.” Think, for example, of Anheuser-Busch InBev buying out craft brewers such as Chicago’s Goose Island and Seattle’s…