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Beer, Growth And Dividends: I'm Loving Life

Published Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:52:55 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

One not-so-well-kept secret of mine is that I'm a huge beer fanatic. Let me just clarify one thing, however: unlike some of my enthusiastic party-loving buddies, I'm into quality, not quantity. In fact I'm so into craft beer that I began making it myself about four years ago, purchasing a 15 gallon kettle, barley, hops, yeast and the whole nine yards. And you know what? I've made some pretty good batches in my days. Naturally, with such a strong appreciation for quality beer -- as well as quality dividend-paying stocks -- I've married the two hobbies, often searching for reputable beer stocks that pay admirable dividends. As it turns out, there are a number of companies that fit the criteria. Take Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) for example. Market cap of $115 billion, annual revenues of nearly $40 billion, approximately 200 brands of marketed beer, such as: Budweiser, Stella Artois, Beck's, Hoegaarden,... Read more