Associated Press, “Brewers Battle Over Who Can Distribute Beer in Kentucky”

“Tensions between the emerging craft beer industry and one of the world’s largest brewers have erupted into a regulatory fight about who can distribute beer in Kentucky .

Anheuser-Busch owns two distributors in Kentucky and has attempted to buy others. But independent brewers worry they would be frozen out of the market if the beverage giant were to control more of the state’s distribution system, arguing it would have no incentive to market any products but its own.

A House committee approved a bill Thursday that would require Anheuser-Busch to sell its two distributors and ban it and other brewers from owning any in the future.”

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