The Session welcomes Ry Beville, publisher of the Japan Beer Times, back to the show. This time we are discussing the continuing trend of acquisitions of craft breweries in America, now by large Asian breweries. We are also joined by Robin Ottaway, president of Brooklyn Brewing Company. We discuss the recent acquisition of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company by Sapporo, a distribution merger between Kirin, Brooklyn Brewery, 21st Amendment and Funkwerks, and what we can expect to see next as the trend continues. Ry explains the interest of Asian breweries in American craft beer, and how some of them are claiming to be craft as well.