4. Twinkies may be a foreign-capture risk, too
Remember Metropoulos? So in addition to owning Pabst until yesterday, he also currently controls Twinkie (plus Mrs. Butterworth's & Vlasic Pickles). According to The Wall Street Journal, his business specialty is buying, improving, and selling food & drink companies, and he's clearly very good at it. Sleep easy knowing America's favorite yellow cake-thing could be in the hands of a globally-minded master of the universe!
5. There aren't too many true American-owned breweries left
Obviously, there are a bajillion craft & small-scale breweries that are owned & operated on American soil, but as far as domestic beer-makers with national (or close to it) scale, we're down to Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams), Yuengling, and a few others.
6. There might be more brewery-buying on the way
Just a few days before the Russians grabbed Pabst, SABMiller made an (unsuccessful) attempt to buy Heineken. And now it's rumored that ABI is gearing up to make a bid for SABMiller. (Beer Business Daily, one of a few industry rags, summed up the fiscal brew maneuvers in real time.) While Oasis' acquisition of PBC is small potatoes compared to a failed Miller/Heiney or Miller/ABI marriage, the slim interval between the two deals indicates the industry's tectonic plates are shifting right now.