As a wine expert, I typically focus on grape-based beverages, but I can appreciate a good beer as well. Let’s dive into the world of Labatt Brewing Company and find out who owns this iconic Canadian brewery.
The History of Labatt Brewing Company
Labatt Brewing Company was founded in 1847 in London, Ontario by John Kinder Labatt. Over the years, Labatt has become one of the largest and most well-known breweries in Canada, producing popular beers such as Labatt Blue and Alexander Keith’s.
Ownership of Labatt Brewing Company
Currently, Labatt Brewing Company is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, a multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium. In 1995, Labatt was acquired by the Belgian brewer Interbrew (now part of InBev) and later merged with the Brazilian-Belgian company, AmBev, to form InBev. In 2008, InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch, forming the current entity, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which became the world’s largest brewer.
Being a part of Anheuser-Busch InBev has given Labatt access to a wide global market and the resources to continue brewing high-quality beers for beer enthusiasts worldwide.
As a wine connoisseur, I find it intriguing to explore the world of breweries and how they fit into the global market. Labatt’s journey from a small Canadian brewery to being a part of the world’s largest brewing company exemplifies the dynamic nature of the beverage industry.
Labatt Brewing Company’s ownership by Anheuser-Busch InBev has undoubtedly played a significant role in the brewery’s growth and success. While the ownership has changed hands over the years, Labatt’s commitment to brewing quality beers has remained unwavering, making it a staple in the Canadian beer industry and beyond.