There are two main beer brands brewed in Thailand: Chang and Singha. Singha is the one better known in the US, since it is imported here, but Chang is actually the better selling in Thailand. Anyway, Chang was planning to become the first alcohol-producing company to list on Thailand's stock exchange (SET) . . . but then a whole mess of Thai monks came along!
The monks oppose the listing, saying that it is a threat to Thailand's Buddhist character. Thai monks have also recently led public protests and pamphletting against drinking and smoking in Thailand generally. They feel that consumption of alcohol also increases other social ills such as poverty and prostitution. More details on the Thai beer protests as they arise.