Craft Brewers Alliance and Kona Brewing Co. Strengthen Partnership By Agreeing to Merge

CRAFT BREWERS ALLIANCE AND KONA BREWING CO. STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIP BY AGREEING TO MERGE As a Wholly Owned Subsidiary Kona Brewing Will Remain Hawaii-based, Enhance Distribution and Marketing Capabilities Portland, Ore. (August 3, 2010) – Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc. (CBA) (Nasdaq: HOOK), has entered into a merger agreement that will strengthen a nine-year partnership with Kona […]

Brewery News: Anderson Valley Brewery has a new owner

I saw some news about Anderson Valley Brewing Company and wanted to share… From Anderson Valley’s website: Anderson Valley Brewery Acquired By Beer Industry Veteran – In AVBC’s brewhouse, new owner Trey White (left) and Ken Allen Trey White has acquired the Anderson Valley Brewery in Boonville, California. Terms of the transaction are undisclosed. Under […]

Long Trail Brewery purchasing Otter Creek Brewery in Vermont

Long Trail Brewery of Bridgewater corners Vermont to purchase Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, Vermont. This Long Trail / Otter Creek news is slightly old (this news happened around 11/25), but none the less, I felt it was important to post this information to share. I found it strange today when I was looking for […]

Molson expands futher into the Canadian Craft Market

On October 19th, Creemore Springs Brewery announced their intention to acquire Granville Island Brewing from Andrew Peller Limited. Granville Island Brewing has been in operation for over 25 years and is one of the leading craft beer producers in Ontario. What makes this acquisition even more interesting, the Creemore Springs Brewery was purchased by Molson […]

Orlio Organic Beer Company Announces Closing

Ian was stumbling around twitter today and he saw a “tweet” about He checked it out and found the following message: I’ve searched online, but I haven’t found any additional information.  With the current state of the economy and the merger of Magic Hat/Pyramid (in April 2008), it makes sense to look at your […]

Drake’s Brewing Company is being sold to Triple Rock Brewery

  San Leandro craft brewery sold to Triple Rock By William Brand, Oakland Tribune SAN LEANDRO — Drake’s Brewing Co., one of America’s pioneering craft breweries, was sold Monday to the owner of Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley. The deal’s sale price was not disclosed. The buyer is Triple Rock proprietor John Martin of Orinda […]

Beer Capitol Distributing Inc. Acquires Miller Brands-Milwaukee LLC

This was an interesting news clip that floated around this week. I assume that this is a result of the Coors SABMiller merger. Sean   Beer Capitol Distributing Inc. Acquires Miller Brands-Milwaukee LLC By Jamie Haack Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It!!! Beer Capitol Distributing Inc., a wholly-owned division of The Madrigrano Companies, has […]

Florida Craft Brewery to sell assets on Ebay

Award Winning Florida Craft Beer to Sell Its Assets on eBay Honey Amber Rose, Trademarked as the First Beer for Women, Takes an Unprecedented Step. – Jul 21, 2008 – Honey Amber Rose, a craft beer trademarked as THE FIRST BEER FOR WOMEN, is up for sale on August 15th via eBay. Despite success in […]

How was Inbev able to purchase AB?

After browsing around a couple of articles on, I stumbled upon a recent article written by beer guru Charlie Papazian. This thought had not come across my mind before, but it makes sense that the Anti-Monopoly laws in the US have been a important factor in the ever expanding craft beer market. Obviously, local […]

Anheuser-Busch settles for 52 Billion in InBev deal

The rumor is no longer a rumor and almost a done deal.  Personal, when I shared this rumor within the last few months, I thought that it would stay just that — a rumor.  I do not have any personal interest in this deal, but I’ve had a weird feeling in my stomach about this deal.   As […]
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