Owner of Minhas Craft Brewing sues A-B InBev & Molson Coors, alleges antitrust violations

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(Monroe, WI) – According to a story published in the Wisconsin State Journal on Wednesday, the owner of Minhas Craft Brewing is taking its battle with big beer to court. Read on below…

“Mountain Crest SRL LLC, which has been brewing value-brand beers in Monroe since 2003, alleges that AB InBev of Belgium and Molson Coors Brewing Co. in Denver had a secret agreement from 2000 to 2015 with the government-owned Liquor Control Board of Ontario that restricted imports and sales of other U.S. beer company products in the Canadian province.

The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S District Court in Madison, contends that the beer companies violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by controlling the only two options for distribution and retail in Ontario. About 70 percent of sales at LCBO stores are ABI and Molson Coors products, while the two beer companies own Brewers Retail Inc., a cooperative that has over 450 locations doing business as The Beer Store.”

Read the full story here.


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