I usually steer clear of the rumor mill thing, but I found the story interesting enough to fuel that gossip fire by passing it along to anyone who finds their way to this corner of the brewniverse. It would seem that over the past week or so, several internet sites had been talking about a rumor, apparently started by a Brazilian news story, was in preliminary merger talks with Anheuser Busch. The story was attributed to a source close to current InBev directors. Now I remember last week reading up about the moves that Anheuser Busch has been making trying to funnel more and more import brands into its distributor network over the past year. This is a whole new move that pumped up the stock and would ultimately result in one big mammajamma of a brewing company
InBev is the world€™s largest brewer by volume. Anheuser Busch is the largest by sales. That’s a whole lot of beer under one world-wide roof.
Reuters has a good overview of the rumored Anheuser Busch – InBev merger.