The New America Foundation has issued a new report that says the beer industry consolidation that has led to the creation of Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors is bad for consumers. And that's not all, the group says. Giant retailers like Costco also are controlling the beer market, it says.
"For consumers, it will become harder to get that special craft beer," the report concludes. "For independent brewers, it will become harder to get to market and to scale up business. For society, it will become harder to control where, when, how and to whom beer and liquor is sold, and at what price."
To read the full report, called ... wait for it, it's a long title ... "A King of Beers? Concentration of Power over America's Alcohol Markets Is Bad for Consumers. It also Imperils Constutional and Moral Balances," click here.
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