Constellation Officially Became a Big Brewer Yesterday

As the news spread yesterday that Markstein Beverage has agreed to sell their Constellation Beer brand portfolio to Reyes in North County San Diego under pressure from Constellation, the beer distributor Trust Antennae -- those spidey senses distributors have when a supplier gets big enough to jump the trust shark -- went into collective overdrive. After all, this was not some back-country transfer among no-name distributors in Appalachia (no offense to my friends in W. Va).

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