If you are also fond of beer like me, you will be surely interested in the compilation of the largest beer companies in the world 2017. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. I must confess that beer is my favorite beverage alongside wine and champagne. Beer is one of the oldest consumed beverages in the world and continues to be one of the most popular around the world. Despite some recent slumps in consumption, the worldwide beer market is expected to grow. According to a Zion Market Research report, the global beer market is expected to reach $750 billion by 2022 from $530 billion last year.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of largest beer companies in the world 2017 from their list.
The first one is Groupe Castel. Groupe Castel (Castel Group) is a French beverage company that is the largest wine producer in Europe and the second-largest manufacturer of beer and soft beverages in Africa. The bulk of Groupe Castel’s beer is produced in Africa, where it expanded in 1990 with the acquisition of Brasseries et Glacières Internationales (BGI). It’s most popular beer brands are Flag and Castel. The second beer company on our list is Kirin. Japanese Kirin Company is one of the largest manufacturers of beverages and its Kirin Brewery Company subsidiary is one of the largest beer companies in the world in 2017. Kirin holds stakes in Asia Pacific Breweries and Myanmar Brewery Ltd and owns Philippine-based San Miguel Brewery, Kirin Brewery of America, Kirin Europe and other subsidiaries. In Japan, Kirin sells Kirin Lager and Ichiban Shibori, which are among the most popular beer brands in the country, while its Kirin Tanrei is the most popular low-malt beer. At last, but not least we are mentioning Asahi. Japan-headquartered Asahi Breweries is the largest beer manufacturer in Japan with a market share of over 35%. In Japan, the company produces a number of popular beers like Asahi Super Dry, a very popular brand in the country, as well as Asahi Draft, Asahi Gold, Asahi Stout, and Asahi Z. Following the merger between Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) and SABMiller, Asahi got its hands on a couple of breweries, including Grolsch Brewery, Peroni Brewery, Meantime Brewey. Later it bought former SABMiller’s businesses in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 largest beer companies in the world 2017.