Beer Wars, Guatemala Edition

PRI's The World

A family feud at Guatemala’s Gallo beer brewer has opened doors to what could be Anheuser-Busch InBev’s next big gulp.

The centerpiece of Cerveceria Centro Americana’s headquarters and brewery here is a chapel constructed in 1946, when it still held an absolute monopoly on the Guatemalan beer market. The company claims the well-preserved chapel is open to the public, but the front door is conspicuously covered in heavy brown fabric and visitors are turned away by private guards with shotguns.

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