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Craft Beer Industry: Reading the Hop Leaves (Part 2)

December 16, 2013 | About:
Bill Smith

Bill Smith


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Bill Smith
I'm an IT professional and a private individual value investor with degrees in electronic engineering and business economics. My major investment influence is Warren Buffett--finding "wonderful companies trading at wonderful prices".

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Graemew - 9 months ago
Hi Bill, thanks for another very interesting article....look forward to Part 3 since I really am curious to learn more about just what is behind this surge in craft beer in the US. It is very interesting to note just how many brands Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Sab Miller actually own globally. I see this as a big disadvantage. Comparing these beer giants to KO....KO has a tremendous advantage in being able to do global marketing for the key brands. It woulld be interesting to hear your view on this multi-brand portfolio strategy and where you think the opportunities lie in investing in the  drinks sector in general.
Bill.Smith premium member - 8 months ago
Hi, Graemew, thanks again.  I'm working in the multi-brand angle at the moment and putting the final touches on part 3.  I hope to get it out soon amidst the other writing multi-tasking I have going on :-)  Cheers!

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