SABMiller was one of the top five global brewing companies,[1][2] and had a range of over 150 beers, including international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, and Miller Genuine Draft, and local ones such as Gambrinus and Castle Milk Stout.[3]

The company was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev in October 2016 and sold off its interest in MillerCoors to Molson Coors as required by regulators in the U.S. [4][5] The new company, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, is trading on the Brussels Stock Exchange as ABI.BR and as BUD on the New York stock exchange.[6][7][8]

After the merger between Anheuser Busch Inbev and SABMiller, the new Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV company owns over 200 beer brands including Budweiser and Bud Light, Corona, Stella Artois, Beck's, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Skol, Brahma, Antarctica, Quilmes, Victoria, Modelo Especial, Michelob Ultra, Harbin, Sedrin, Klinskoye, Sibirskaya Korona, Chernigivske, Cass and Jupiler. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV also owns a soft drinks business that has bottling contracts with PepsiCo through its subsidiary, AmBev.[6] In December 2016, Coca-Cola Co. bought many of the former SABMiller's Coca-Cola operations.[9]

SAB Limited beers

Main article: South African Breweries

Prior to the acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company owned the following brands; they have since been sold or are made by a company that is now a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.

SABMiller India Ltd. breweries

Botswana brewery

Chibuku Shake Shake (so called because it separates out and must be shaken) is brewed from a mix of sorghum and maize, and sold in paper cartons or 2 litre brown plastic containers with a wide blue lid.[11][12][13]

Canarias Brewery

Main article: Compania Cervecera de Canarias

The Canarias Brewery was formed in 1994 from the merger of two Canary Island breweries, CCC and SICAL, both of whom had been established at the start of the 20th century.[14] The brewery produces the beers Dorada and Tropical,[15] and brews under licence various global beers such as Carlsberg, Pilsner Urquell and Guinness.

Castle brewery

Castle Brewery was founded in Johannesburg in 1894. It later merged with other breweries to form South African Breweries (SAB) which subsequently became SABMiller. Castle Brewery is still a division of SAB but is now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.

Delta Corporation Zimbabwe

Main article: Delta Corporation

Dreher Brewery

Main article: Dreher Brewery

This company (Dreher Sörgyárak) in Budapest was owned by SABMiller. After acquiring SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV agreed on 21 December 2016 to sell Dreher to [Asahi Breweries] of Japan.[16]

Cerveceria Hondureña (Honduran Brewery)

Intafact Beverages Limited

Main article: Intafact Beverages Limited

International Breweries plc

Main article: International Breweries plc

Kgalagadi Breweries Limited

Main article: Kgalagadi Breweries Limited

Kompania Piwowarska breweries

Main article: Kompania Piwowarska

Kompania Piwowarska (which in Polish means "Brewing Company") is a brewing company established in Poland in 1999 as a result of the merger of two SABMiller owned Polish breweries, the Lech brewery in Poznań, and the Tyskie Górny Śląsk brewery in Tychy, which was founded in 1629.[17] The company also owns the Dojlidy Brewery in Białystok. The three breweries have a total capacity of 15.1 million hectolitres.[18] SAB purchased a majority share in the Lech and Tyskie breweries in 1995.[19] Kompania Piwowarska currently controls 45% of the Polish beer market.[20]

After acquiring SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV agreed on 21 December 2016 to sell Kompania Piwowarska to Asahi Breweries of Japan.[16]

La Constancia brewery, El Salvador

Mozambique brewery (CDM)

Main article: Cervejas de Moçambique

Nile brewery

The original brewery is in Jinja, Uganda.

Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery

Radegast Brewery

Main article: Radegast (beer)

Radegast Brewery is a brewery located in Nošovice, Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic since 1970. The beer is named after the god Radegast. The brewery has been owned by Pilsner Urquell since 1999, which in turn was owned by SABMiller. On 21 December 2016, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV agreed to sell Pilsner Urquell to Asahi Breweries Group Holdings, Ltd.[16]

Tanzanian breweries

Main article: Tanzania Breweries Limited

Colombian breweries (Bavaria)

Main article: Bavaria Brewery (Colombia)

Peruvian breweries (Backus)

Ecuadorian breweries (Cerveceria Nacional)

Ursus Breweries

Main article: Ursus Breweries

Ursus Breweries was a subsidiary of SABMiller plc, is one of the top brewers in Romania.

After acquiring SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV agreed on 21 December 2016 to sell Ursus to [Asahi Breweries] of Japan.[16]

Southern Sudan Beverages Limited

Southern Sudan Beverages Limited runs White Bull, a lager.

Eswatini Beverages Ltd

Eswatini Beverages Ltd brews Sibebe Lager.

Other breweries

Miller Brewing Company beers

Main article: Miller Brewing Company

All of the Miller brands and subsidiaries were sold to Molson Coors on October 11, 2016 as required by regulators before the forming of the new company, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV.[23][24][25] All of those brands are now made by Miller Brewing Company, a subsidiary of MillerCoors.

Non-beer brands

SABMiller was one of the world's largest Coca-Cola bottlers and had carbonated soft drinks bottling operations in 14 markets. In December 2016, Coca-Cola Co. bought many of the Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV company's Coca-Cola operations. The affected regions include Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, El Salvador and Honduras. The deal requires regulatory approval and should close by the end of 2017.[9]

Brands produced have included:

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