The head of Sleeman Breweries has accused InBev's CEO of ambushing a review of commercial options and suggesting the Canadian brewer is up for sale.

Sleeman Breweries is now being stalked by a number of brewers after Carlos Brito suggested the brewer was available for acquisition, John Sleeman has told just-drinks this week.

In an exclusive interview, John Sleeman said: "I'm not driving this process. This is something that caught us by surprise on Friday (12 May) afternoon.

"I'm not marching around with a 'for sale' sign on my back, but now Carlos has brought the world's attention to this, we have to deal with people thinking this company is for sale."

Sleeman is in the process of reviewing its business, following falling profits and job cuts in the last 12 months.

For the full, exclusive interview with John Sleeman, click here.