Why the Anheuser Busch InBev – Goose Island Deal Is Good For Craft Beer…

Posted on 25 CommentsPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Bell's Brewery, Co-opting Craft, Craft Beer, Goose Island, Greg Hall, InBev, John Hall

Now I have in the not-so-recent past been accused of being a Goose Island-apologist and even a touch sycophantic when it comes to my hometown brewer. And I have made clear my respect for Goose Island and its founding family, including John and Greg Hall. To their credit, the Hall’s have made no bones about […]

What Will The Big Brewers Do About Craft Beer?

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Craft Beer, Craft Brewers Alliance, Goose Island, InBev, MillerCoors, Redhook

America’s largest commercial breweries have long had a love-hate relationship with craft beer. Often run by families with long brewing pedigrees, the macro brewers took serious offense at suggestions that their beers-pictures of consistency and efficiency-were somehow inferior to those produced by the bands of ragtag, scraggly haired, tattooed wannabes. The big brewers didn’t view […]

A Silver Lining In The Obama, Gates, Crowley Beer Debacle…

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Anheuser-Busch, Barack Obama, Blue Moon Belgian White, Cambridge, Coors, Faux Craft Beer, InBev, MillerCoors, Politics, Politics and Beer

With all of the punditry out there, I didn’t think it at all necessary to weigh in on the controversy brewing over the President’s decision to have beers with the participants in Gatesgate, as it’s being called here in the People’s Republic. Craft brewers from Harpoon to Sierra Nevada have been angling since the beery […]

Anheuser-Busch, InBev, and the Changing Face of American Beer…

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The King is dead, long live the king. After more than a year of rumors, analyst whispers, and convenient press leaks, corporate brewing giant InBev finally made its move on America‚Äôs largest brewery. Founded as a small St. Louis brewing operation in 1860 by a German immigrant, the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company would in less than […]