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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016

•As it awaits final approval on its acquisition of SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev has reportedly made a much smaller purchase. According to Belgian news sources, the brewing giant has acquired Brouwerij Bosteels, the Belgian brewer best known in the U.S. market for its Tripel Karmeliet and Pauwel Kwak brews. While financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, A-B InBev is said to have paid around €200 million ($225m) for Brouwerij Bosteels, which Heineken was also said to be pursuing. A-B InBev has been on a buying binge in the craft and specialty beer segment over the past year, and while most of its activity has occurred in the U.S., the world’s biggest brewer previously took the international route when it acquired London-based Camden Town Brewery in December 2015.

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