whw53 t1_ja823k1 wrote

That's hardly true. First of all SAB is no longer a corporate entity. AB-InBev sole 'craft' ownership in the state is Devils Backbone. MolsonCoors zilch. Sapporo bought Stone but i am unaware of any other corporate acquisitions of local breweries in the same fashion. Constellation bailed and sold BallastPoint in Roanoke back to craft ownership.. A far cry from 'more often than not'


whw53 t1_ix8e7rt wrote

I'm not sure why you think that is odd - this is the prevailing model throughout most of Europe as well. Often times, private involvement is even more embedded in operations there.

For instance, unlike the U.S., private actors have a substantial stake in European airports ( over 40% have private shareholders) while in the US they are all government-owned,