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In 1922, Spaten and [[Franziskaner]] unified into one company, named Spaten-Franziskaner-Leistbräu AG. In 1972, the company issued public stock for the first time. In 1997 Spaten-Franziskaner-Leistbräu and [[Löwenbräu]] merged. In 2004 the group became part of Interbrew, the German subsidiary of the Belgian-Brazilian brewery [http://www.ab-inbev.com InBev]
- by volume , the world's largest beer producer.
Spaten brands include Spaten Münchner Hell, Spaten Oktoberfestbier and Spaten Pils.