Anheuser-Busch (A-B) has brewed up a billion-dollar business with its Buds. The company is best known for brewing Budweiser, one of the world's largest-selling beers by volume. Other A-B labels include Bud Light, Busch, Michelob, O'Doul's, and Kirin under license. A-B's dozen breweries ships beverages to about 600 independent wholesalers nationwide. Besides beer, the company also produces distilled beverages, energy drinks, and non-alcoholic malt beverages. It has operated as a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world's largest beer maker, since the Belgium brewer acquired A-B for $52 billion in 2008.