Craft brewer Bell's Brewery sold to Australia's Lion

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The US beer industry has one less independent brewer bell's brewery is being acquired by a Straily in brewer lion a subsidiary of Japan's Kirin group line will join the Michigan based brewery with Colorado based new Belgium brewing which it acquired in twenty nineteen together the companies vault to the top of the U. S. craft beer market in off premise that's non restaurant sales volumes edging out competitors like Sierra Nevada and Blue Moon the move comes amid declining U. S. beer sales says young drinkers flock to seltzer is another options the brewers association a trade group for craft brewers says overall beer sales in the U. S. fell three percent last year well craft beer sales plummeted nine percent I'm Ben Thomas

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