Who Actually Owns Your Favorite Beers

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Thirsty? Nothing like an ice cold Leinenkugel or a Goose Island. Infinitely better than that watered-down Natty Light or, worse, Keystone.... right? You might cherish your small-batch brewery buzz, but the truth of the matter is that you probably have no idea just how big the people backing your beer actually are. Here's a breakdown of some of the biggest brews actual origins.

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It's not all cut and dry though. You'll notice that AB InBev owns a startling majority of some of the market's most popular brands. Molson Coors and SAB Miller, the second and third runners up, would never be able to keep up on their own, so they joined together in one hoppy, unholy union to create Miller-Coors. And so on.

You'll probably be surprised—perhaps even dismayed—by what you see. But hopefully, that will just make those actual local brewery beers all the more special.

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DISCUSSION

Can I just be "that guy" for a moment, and say that if your favorite beer appears on this list, you seriously need to get out and try some new beer.