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SAB Miller buys Meantime to enter UK craft beer market: World's second-biggest brewer buys independent producer to get into the British craft beer boom

May 15, 2015 - The Guardian (London)

The boss of London's Meantime Brewing Company has defended the independent beer maker's decision to sell out to SAB Miller, in a deal that allows the global brewer behind the Peroni and Miller brands to muscle in on the UK craft brewing boom.

Nick Miller, Meantime's chief executive, said the craft tag was increasingly redundant and that selling to the world's second-biggest brewer would not harm the company's reputation, built up over 16 years as a standalone producer.

"I think the t...