The Big Brewer’s Brands 2009

Anat Baron, who directed Beer Wars, kept getting asked about a list of which brands are owned by which of the two big beer companies operating in the U.S., Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller Coors. I thought I’d help out by putting together this list, which still probably isn’t exhaustive since it doesn’t include experimental releases being test-marketed (or brands I simply missed). Putting together a list of this type is harder than it looks, because so many of the arrangements between InBev and MillerCoors and their subordinate brands aren’t all straightforward ownership deals. Some involve partial ownership, distribution rights and alliances, limited ownership (in certain markets) and limited distribution rights (ditto). What should be included and what shouldn’t? Good question. I tend to think that if the brand is controlled in a particular market (usually that would be through distribution) then it should be included.

To be clear, this is a snapshot of the U.S. market in 2009. Many of the relationships have since changed, while still others no longer exist. Goose Island, for example, is now wholly owned by ABI, while Starr Hill Brewing no longer has any distribution arrangement with them.


abib
Anheuser-Busch InBev

  1. Absolut Cut (Sweden)
  2. Alexander Keith’s (Canada)
    • Alexander Keith’s IPA
    • Alexander Keith’s Light Ale
    • Alexander Keith’s Red Amber Ale
    • Alexander Keith’s Traditional Lager
    • Alexander Keith’s Premium White
    • Alexander Keith’s Stag Head Stout
  3. Andes (Argentina)
  4. Antarctica (Brazil)
  5. Apatinska pivara (Serbia)
    • Jelen Pivo
    • Pils Light
  6. Aqua Fratelli Vita (Brazil)
  7. Astika (Bulgaria)
  8. Bacardi
    • Silver Lemonade
    • Silver Mango Mojito
    • Silver Mojito
    • Silver Pomegranate Mojito
    • Silver Raz
    • Silver Strawberry
    • Silver Watermelon
  9. Baisha (China)
  10. BagBier (Russia)
    • BagBier
    • BagBier Classicheskye
    • BagBier Krepkye
    • BagBier Nashe
  11. Bare Knuckle Stout
  12. Bass (United Kingdom)
  13. Baviera (Paraguay)
  14. Beach Bum Blonde Ale
  15. Beck’s (Germany)
    • Beck’s Dark
    • Beck’s Oktoberfest
    • Beck’s Premier Light
    • Haake Beck
  16. Belle-Vue (Belgium)
    • Belle-Vue Kriek
    • Belle-Vue Kriek Extra
    • Belle-Vue Frambise
    • Belle-Vue Gueuze
  17. Bergenbier (Romania)
  18. Boddingtons (United Kingdom)
  19. Bohemia (Brazil)
    • Bohemia Pilsen
    • Bohemia Escura
    • Bohemia Weiss
    • Bohemia Royal Ale
    • Bohemia Conforaria
    • Bohemia Oaken
  20. Borsodi (Hungary)
    • Borsodi Bivaly
    • Borsodi Polo
    • Borsodi Sör
  21. Borostyán (Hungary)
  22. Boomerang (France)
  23. Bozicno (Croatia)
  24. Brahma (Brazil)
  25. Breda (The Channel Islands)
  26. Budweiser
    • Budweiser
    • Budweiser American Ale
    • Budweiser Chelada
    • Bud Dry
    • Bud Extra
    • Bud Ice
    • Bud Ice Light
    • Budweiser Select
    • Budweiser Select 55
  27. Bud Light
    • Bud Light Canada
    • Bud Light Chelada
    • Bud Light Lime
  28. Busch
    • Busch
    • Busch Ice
    • Busch Light
    • Busch NA
  29. Cafri (South Korea)
  30. Caracu (Brazil)
  31. Cass (South Korea)
    • Cass Fresh
    • Cass Light
    • Cass Red
    • Cass Lemon
  32. Castlemaine XXXX
  33. Chernihivske (Ukraine)
    • Chernihivske Svitle
    • Chernihivske Premium
    • Chernihivske Mitsne
    • Chernihivske Temne
    • Chernihivske Bile
    • Chernihivske Bila Nich
    • Chernihivske Bagryane
    • Chernihivske Fitness+
  34. Coastal Brewing %
  35. Craft Brewers Alliance (see individual listings) % $
    • Goose Island
    • Kona
    • Red Hook
    • Widmer
  36. Czechvar (Czech Republic) $ us
  37. Diebels (Germany)
  38. Diekirch (Luxembourg)
    • Diekirch Grand Cru
    • Diekirch Grande Réserve
    • Diekirch Exclusive
  39. Dimix (Germany)
  40. Dommelsch (Netherlands)
    • Dommelsch Pilsener
    • Dommelsch Ice
    • Dommelsch Dominator
  41. Double Deer (China)
    • E-Generation
    • Premium Light
    • Dry Beer
  42. Dutch Gold (Netherlands)
  43. Fordham Brewing %
    • Copperhead Ale
    • Fordham Lager
    • Fordham Light
    • Tavern Ale
  44. Franziskaner Weissbier (Germany)
    • Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier
    • Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Alkoholfrei
    • Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel
    • Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Leicht
    • Franziskaner Weissbier Kristallklar
  45. Gilde Ratskeller (Germany)
  46. Goose Island Brewing $
    • Bourbon County Stout
    • Christmas Ale
    • Demolition
    • Fleur
    • Harvest Ale
    • Honkers Ale
    • Imperial Brown Goose
    • Imperial IPA
    • India Pale Ale
    • Juliet
    • Mild Winter
    • Naughty Goose
    • Night Stalker Stout
    • Nut Brown Ale
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Matilda
    • Pere Jacques
    • Red Felt
    • Sofie
    • Summertime
    • 312 Urban Wheat
  47. Guaraná Antarctica (Brazil)
  48. Guaraná Brahma (Brazil)
  49. GuoGuang (China)
  50. Haacke-Beck (Germany)
  51. Hasseröder (Germany)
  52. Harbin (China)
  53. Hertog Jan (Netherlands)
    • Primator
    • Oud Bruin
    • Grand Prestige
    • Tripel
    • Dubbel
    • Winterbier
    • Bockbier
    • Meibock
  54. Hoegaarden (Belgium)
  55. Hop Hound Amber Wheat
  56. Hougaerdse Das (Belgium)
  57. Hurricane High Gravity
    • Hurricane High Gravity
    • Hurricane Ice
    • Hurricane Malt Liquor
  58. Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale
  59. Jelen Pivo (Serbia-Montenegro)
  60. Jinlin (China)
  61. Jinlongquan (China)
    • Draft
    • Refreshing
  62. Julius (Belgium)
  63. Jupiler (Belgium)
    • Jupiler N.A.
    • Jupiler Blue
    • Jupiler Taur
  64. KK (China)
  65. Kamenitza (Bulgaria)
  66. King Cobra
  67. Kirin Ichiban (Japan)
  68. Kirin Light (Japan)
  69. Klinskoye (Russia)
    • Klinskoye Svetloye
    • Klinskoye Zltoye
    • Klinskoye Lux
    • Klinskoye Redkoye
    • Klinskoye Arriva
    • Klinskoye Samurai
  70. Kokanee (Canada)
    • Kokanee
    • Kokanee Gold
    • Kokanee Light
    • Kokanee Frst
  71. Kona Brewing $
    • Big Wave Golden Ale
    • Fire Rock Pale Ale
    • Longboard Lager
    • Pipeline Porter
    • Wailua Wheat
  72. La Bécasse (France)
    • La Bécasse Kriek
    • La Bécasse Raspberry
    • La Bécasse Gueuze
  73. Labatt Family (Canada)
    [Outside U.S.]
    • Labatt Blue
    • Labatt Blue Light
    • Labatt .5
    • Labatt Lite
    • Labatt 50
    • John Labatt Classic
    • Labatt Genuine
    • Labatt Extra Dry Lager
    • Labatt Wildcat
    • Labatt Ice
    • Labatt Sterling
  74. Lakeport Family (Canada)
    • Lakeport Pilsener
    • Lakeport Honey Lager
    • Lakeport Strong
    • Lakeport Ice
    • Lakeport Ale
    • Lakeport Light
    • Lakeport Red
    • Steeler
    • Brava
    • Wee Willy
  75. Landshark Lager
  76. Leffe (Belgium)
    • Leffe Gold
    • Leffe Brown
    • Leffe Radieuse/Vieille Cuvée
    • Leffe Triple
  77. Liber (Brazil)
  78. Löwenbräu (Germany)
    • Löwenbräu Alkoholfrei
    • Löwenbräu Dunkel
    • Löwenbräu Löwen Weisse
    • Löwenbräu Original
    • Löwenbräu Oktoberfestbier
    • Löwenbräu Premium Pils
    • Löwenbräu Radler
    • Löwenbräu Schwarze Weisse
    • Löwenbräu Triumphator
    • Löwenbräu Urtyp
  79. Marathon (Brazil)
  80. Michelob
    • Michelob Light
    • Michelob Amber Bock
    • Michelob Bavarian Style Wheat
    • Michelob Dunkel Weisse
    • Michelob Golden Draft Light
    • Michelob Honey Lager
    • Michelob Honey Wheat
    • Michelob Irish Red Ale
    • Michelob Marzen
    • Michelob Pale Ale
    • Michelob Porter
    • Michelob Rye P.A.
    • Michelob Ultra
    • Michelob Ultra Amber
    • Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus
    • Michelob Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry
    • Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit
    • Michelob Golden Draft
    • Michelob Golden Draft Light
    • Musel (Luxembourg)
  81. Natural Ice
  82. Natural Light
  83. Old Dominion Brewing %
    • Aviator Amber Lager
    • Dominion Ale
    • Dominion Lager
    • Dominion Millennium
    • Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
    • Dominion Octoberfest
    • Dominion Pale Ale
    • Dominion Spring Brew
    • Dominion Summer Wheat
    • Dominion Winter Brew
    • Victory Amber Lager
  84. Pivara Trebjesa (Montenegro)
    • Nik Cool
    • Nik Gold
    • Nikšicko pivo
    • Nikšicko tamno
  85. Noroc (Romania)
  86. Oland Export Ale (Canada)
  87. OB (South Korea)
  88. O’Douls NA
    • O’Douls
    • O’Douls Amber
  89. Oranjeboom (Netherlands)
    • Oranjeboom Premium Pilsener
    • Oranjeboom Oud Bruin
    • Oranjeboom Premish Malt
  90. Original (Brasil)
    1. Ozujsko Pivo (Croatia)
  91. Paceña (Bolivia)
  92. Permskoye Gubernskoye (Russia)
    • Permskoye Gubernskoye Svetloye
  93. Piedboeuf (Belgium)
    • Piedboeuf Blond
    • Piedboeuf Brown
    • Piedboeuf Triple
  94. Pilsen (Paraguay)
  95. Quilmes (Argentina)
  96. Ray Hill’s American Pilsner
  97. Red Bridge
  98. Red Hook Ale Brewery %
    • Redhook ESB
    • Blackhook Porter
    • Long Hammer IPA
    • Slim Chance Light Ale
  99. Red Shiliang (China)
  100. Rifey (Russia)
  101. Rogan (Ukraine)
    • Rogan Lehke
    • Rogan Tradytsiyne
    • Rogan Mnastyrske Temne
    • Rogan Veselyi Monach
    • Rogan Bezalkoholne
    • Rogan Kampai
    • Rogan Arriva
  102. Rolling Rock
    • Rolling Rock Light
  103. Safir (Belgium)
  104. Santai (China)
  105. Sedrin (China)
  106. Shock Top Beligian White
  107. Sibirskaya Krna [Siberian Crown] (Russia)
  108. SkipJack Amber
  109. Skol (Brazil)
  110. Spaten (Germany)
    • Spaten Alkoholfrei
    • Spaten Diät-Pils
    • Spaten Münchner Hell
    • Spaten Oktoberfestbier
    • Spaten Pils
  111. St. Pauli Girl (Germany)
    • St. Pauli Girl Lager
    • St. Pauli Girl Special Dark
    • St. Pauli Girl Non-Alcoholic
  112. Starr Hill Brewery $
    • Amber Ale
    • Festie
    • The Gift
    • Dark Starr Stout
    • Jomo Lager
    • The Love
    • Northern Lights IPA
    • Pale Ale
  113. Staropramen (Czech Republic)
  114. Stella Artois (Belgium)
      1. Artois Bock
      2. Eiken Artois
      3. Peeterman Artois
      4. Stella Artois
  115. Stone Mill Pale Ale
  116. Sukita (Brazil)
  117. Taller (Ukraine)
  118. Tennent’s (United Kingdom)
    • Tennent’s Super
    • Tennent’s Ember
    • Tennent’s Extra Lager
    • Tennent’s Light Ale
    • Tennent’s Pilsner
    • Tennent’s Special
    • Tennent’s Velvet Ale
    • Tennent’s Stout (Export)
    • Tennent’s 1885 Lager (Exprt)
    • Tennent’s Scotch Ale (Export)
  119. Tiger (Singapore)
  120. Tilt
    • Green
    • Orange
  121. Tinkov Russian Lager (Russia)
  122. Tolstiak (Russia)
    • Tolstiak Dobroye
    • Tolstiak Svetloye
    • Tolstiak Zabristoye
    • Tolstiak Krepkoye
    • Tolstiak Grechisnoye
  123. Tomislav (Croatia)
  124. Vieux Temps (Belgium)
  125. Widmer Bros. %
    • Widmer Hefeweizen
    • Broken Halo IPA
    • Brrr
    • Drifter Pale Ale
    • Drop Top Amber Ale
    • OKTO
    • “W” Brewmasters’ Release Series
  126. Wild Blue
  127. Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale
  128. Wolters (Germany)
  129. Whitbread (United Kingdom)
  130. Yali (China)
  131. Yantar (Ukraine)
  132. Zagrebacka pivovara (Croatia)
    • Božicn Pivo
    • Ožujsk Pivo
    • Ožujsk Cool
    • Ožujsk Izzy
    • Ožujsk Strong
    • Fresssh by Ožujsk
    • Tmislav
  133. ZiegenBock
  134. ZiegenBock Amber
  135. Zizhulin (China)
  136. Zhujiang (China)

millercoors
MillerCoors

  1. Atlas
  2. Balboa
  3. Birra Peroni (Italy)
    • Nastro Azzurro
    • Peroni
  4. Blue Moon
    • Blue Moon
    • Blue Moon Grand Cru
    • Full Moon Winter Ale
    • Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
    • Honey Moon Summer Ale
    • Rising Moon Spring Ale
  5. Blue Sword
  6. Botswana Brewery
  7. Brutal Fruits
  8. Caffrey’s (Nothern Ireland)
  9. Canarias Brewery
  10. Carling (UK)
    • Carling
    • Carling Black Label
    • Carling C2
    • Carling Premier
  11. Castle Brewery (South Africa)
    • Castle Lager
    • Castle Lite
    • Castle Milk Stout
  12. Cerveceria Hondureña (Hondurean Brewery)
    • Barena
    • Imperial
    • Port-Royal
    • Salva-Vida
  13. Ciucaş
  14. Clausen
  15. Club
    • Club Especial
    • Club Pilsener
    • Club Premium Lager
    • Club Shandy
  16. Colombian Breweries
    • Aguila
    • Aguila Light
    • Aguila Imperial
  17. Costeña
    • Club Colombia
    • Pilsen
    • Poker
  18. Coors
    • Banquet Beer
    • Coors
    • Coors Extra Gold
    • Coors Light
    • Coors NA
  19. Creemore Springs
  20. Del Altiplano
  21. Delta Corporation Zimbabwe
    • Bolingers Lager
    • Chibuku Opaque Beer
    • Eagle Lager
    • Golden Pilsner
    • Lion Lager
    • Zambezi Lager
  22. Dog In The Fog
  23. Dos Equis [UK only]
  24. Dreher Brewery
    • Arany Ászok
    • Dreher Classic
  25. Gran Riserva
  26. Green Leaves
  27. Golden Light
  28. Golden Pilsener
  29. Grolsch [UK only]
    • Grolsch
    • Grolsch Blond
    • Grolsch Weizen
  30. Hamm’s
    • Hamm’s
    • Hamm’s Special Light
  31. Hansa Marzen Gold
  32. Hansa Pilsener
  33. Haywards 5000
  34. Henry Weinhard
    • Amber Light
    • Blue Boar Pale Ale
    • Hefeweizen
    • Northwest Trail
    • Private Reserve
  35. Huadan Dry Beer
  36. Huadan Yale
  37. Kasteel Cru
  38. Killian’s Irish Red
  39. Keystone
    • Keystone
    • Keystone Premium
    • Keystone Light
    • Keystone Ice
  40. Knock Out
  41. Kobányai Sör
  42. Kompania Piwowarska Breweries
    • Dębowe Mocne
    • Lech Mocny
    • Lech Pils
    • Lech Premium
    • Tyskie
    • Tyskie Gronie
    • Tyskie Książęce
  43. La Constancia Brewery
    • Golden Light
    • Pilsener
    • Regia
    • Suprema
  44. Largo
  45. Legenda
  46. Leinenkugel Brewing
    • Amber Light
    • Berry Weiss
    • Big Butt Doppelbock
    • Creamy Dark Lager
    • Honey Weiss
    • Light
    • Northwoods Lager
    • Oktoberfest
    • Original
    • Red Lager
  47. Lion Lager
  48. Lowen
  49. Magnum
  50. Malta Arequipeña
  51. Malta Cusqueña
  52. Malta Polar
  53. Maluti Premium Lager
  54. Mickey’s
    • Mickey’s Ice Ale
    • Mickey’s Malt Liquor
  55. Milwaukee’s Best
    • Milwaukee’s Best
    • Milwaukee’s Best Ice
    • Milwaukee’s Best Light
  56. Miller Brewing
    • Miller Chill
    • Miller Genuine Draft
    • Miller Genuine Draft Light
    • Miller High Life
    • Miller Lite
    • Miller Lite Ice
    • MGD 64
  57. Molson Brewery (Canada)
    • Molson Canadian
    • Molson Export
    • Molson Golden
    • Molson Ice
    • Molson Dry
    • Molson XXX
  58. Mosi Lager
  59. Moya Kaluga
  60. Mozambique Brewery
    • 2M
    • Lauretina Clara
    • Lauretina Preta
    • Manica
  61. N’gola
  62. New Three Star
  63. Nile Brewery
    • Chairman’s Extra Strong Beer (ESB)
    • Nile Special Lager
  64. Olde English 800 Malt Liquor
  65. Old Vienna
  66. Peruvian Breweries
    • Arequipeña
    • Cristal
    • Cusqueña
    • Cusqueña Light
  67. Pilsner Urquell
  68. Plank Road Brewery
    • Icehouse
    • Red Dog
    • Southpaw Light
  69. Plzeňský Prazdroj
    • Gambrinus
    • Gambrinus Dia
    • Gambrinus Premium
    • Pilsner Urquell
  70. Port Royal
  71. Radegast Brewery
    • Radegast Birell
    • Radegast Original
    • Radegast Premium
  72. Raffo
  73. Raiz
  74. Redd’s
    • Redd’s Apple
    • Redd’s Dry
    • Redd’s Premium Cold
    • Redd’s Sun
  75. Regia Extra
  76. Rhino Lager
  77. Rickard’s
  78. Royal Challenge Premium Lager
  79. Safari
  80. Salva Vida
  81. San Juan
  82. Saris Light
  83. Saris Dark
  84. Saris Premium
  85. Sarita
  86. Sharp’s NA
  87. Shengquan
  88. Shenyang
  89. Singo
  90. Sip
  91. Smadny Mnich Light
  92. Snow beer 11°P
  93. Sol [UK only]
  94. Steel Reserve
  95. Stejar
  96. Sterling Light Lager
  97. St. Louis
  98. Stone Strong Lager
  99. Stones
  100. Suprema
  101. Tanzanian Breweries (Tanzania)
    • Kilimanjaro 2
    • Balimi
  102. Tianjin
  103. Timişoreana
  104. Topvar
  105. Tusker (Kenya)
  106. Tri Bogatyrya Bochkovoye
  107. Tri Bogatyrya Svetloye
  108. Tropical Pils
  109. Tropical Premium
  110. Tyskie Gronie
  111. Ursus Premium
  112. Velkopopovický Kozel
  113. Velkopopovický Kozel Cerny
  114. Velkopopovický Kozel Premium
  115. Velkopopovický Kozel Svetly
  116. Vitamalt
  117. Whisky Black
  118. Worthington’s White Shield (UK)
  119. Wührer
  120. X-Cape
  121. Yingshi
  122. Zatec (Czech Republic)
  123. Zero
  124. Zolotaya Bochka Klassicheskoye (Golden Barrel Classic)
  125. Zolotaya Bochka Svetloye (Golden Barrel Light)
  126. Zolotaya Bochka Vyderzhannoye (Golden Barrel Aged)
  127. Zubr (Bison)
     Key:

  • % = percentage / partial ownership
  • $ = distribution only
  • c = Coors brand originally
  • l = limited markets
  • m = Miller brand originaly
  • us = United States only