Industry speculation is rife that InBev, Belgian based makers of Stella Artois is preparing a giant £23 billion ($46 billion) bid for St Louis based Anheuser Busch, brewers of Budweiser and other such tasteless fluids
It seems likely though that if this is going to happen, it will get nasty, as it is thought that the Budweiser Chairman, August Busch IV from the founding family, will resist such a move and InBev will appeal directly to AB shareholders.
"Will it affect me I hear you ask?" Unlikely from the UK market point of view, but it will create the world's largest brewing company by far, with a dominant position in many world markets and that is never good news for those interested in quality beer.
You can read more about it here.
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