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In­vest­ments made by An­heuser-busch “The High End” Di­vi­sion In­vest­ments made by ven­ture cap­i­tal arm, ZX Ven­tures

The world’s largest multi­na­tional beer con­glom­er­ate has been on an ac­qui­si­tion spree over the past year, mak­ing in­vest­ments in places that brew­eries never have be­fore, such as on­line com­mu­ni­ties and me­dia sites. Here’s a quick, sim­pli­fied run­down of some of the many busi­nesses they’ve wrapped their ten­ta­cles around.

Craft Brew Al­liance

A bi nb ev owns a sig­nif­i­cant stake in this owner of ko na, omis­sion, red Hook, wid­mer, and square mile ci der­brands, in ad­di­tion to large-scale dis­tri­bu­tion and con­tract brew­ing agree­ments.

The Beer Ne­ces­si­ties

This beer blog is owned and op­er­ated by The High End di­vi­sion of An­heuser-busch.

Owl’s Brew

ZX Ven­tures made a large in­vest­ment in the maker of radlers and tea-based cock­tail mix­ers.

Pi­co­brew

ZX Ven­tures owns a mi­nor­ity stake in the brew­ing ap­pli­ance maker.

North­ern Brewer/ Mid­west Sup­plies

ZX Ven­tures owns a con­trol­ling stake in the home­brew re­tailer.

Rate­beer

En­thu­si­ast com­mu­nity owner Joe Tucker sold a mi­nor­ity stake to ZX Ven­tures in late 2016.

Oc­to­ber

Beer web­site joint ven­ture be­tween ZX Ven­tures and Pitch­fork Me­dia, lead by “Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer” Good Beer Hunt­ing (Michael Kiser, Ex­ec­u­tive Edi­tor; Mike Due­sen­berg, Art Di­rec­tor; Hil­lary Schus­ter, Ex­pe­ri­ence Di­rec­tor) and Man­ag­ing Edi­tor Eno Sar­ris of Beer­graphs.

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