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- this article deals with the former brewery Interbrew before its merger into InBev
Interbrew was a large Belgium-based brewing company which owned many internationally known beers, as well as some smaller local beers. In 2004 Interbrew merged with Brazilian brewer Ambev to form InBev, which is the now largest brewer in the world by volume, with a 13% global market share (as of 2004).
Some important Interbrew brands are Stella Artois, Beck's, Staropramen, Bass, Leffe and Hoegaarden. Before the merger with Ambev, it was the largest brewing company in the world, by volume, followed by Anheuser-Busch and Heineken.
Having its roots in Leuven, Belgium, Interbrew was formed when the Flemish brewers of Stella Artois merged with Walloon-based brewer Piedboeuf . The move onto the international scene only happened when Interbrew acquired Canadian Labatt. Labatt at that time was not much smaller than Interbrew, and since then the company has been considered a multinational with both Canadian and Belgian roots.
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