Your Beer Might Be More Expensive Soon

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You may have heard that Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller are in the process of merging to form one big beer company.

While it may be better for their business, it may also mean more expensive brews for the rest of us.

The last time there was a brewery merger of this magnitude, when SABMiller and Molson Coors joined in 2008, the prices of the most popular beers from those companies jumped significantly after almost eight years of price declines.

More telling is the fact that it was only those beers that saw the jump in price; other brews on the market continued to become more affordable.

If you’re a craft-brew drinker or a home-brewer, this likely won’t affect you, but it’s definitely not wallet-friendly news for tailgating season.