Queen City Q boycotts Anheuser-Busch InBev beers

A charlotte-area restaurant chain is boycotting a major beer manufacturer.

Queen City Q restaurants have stopped carrying Anheuser-Busch InBev products.

Managers say it’s because the beer makers are paying restaurants and bars to carry InBev products and to carry fewer products from other manufacturers.

The incentive program is voluntary.

"Our stance is, we don't want to be affiliated with a company that behaves like that. We don't want to sell their products anymore,” said Bryan Meredith, Managing Partner.

Meredith had the Anheuser-Busch taps removed from his bars. He says the current inventory of bottles will be poured out.

"I wish I didn't have to do it. I'm all in. This is a matter of principle, not a matter of money,” he said.

InBev told the Wall Street Journal that the program can help growth for distributors and for them

Queen City Q has restaurants in Matthews, Uptown Charlotte, Concord, and soon in Ballantyne.