Death of the Flagship…

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Deschutes Brewery, Flagship Beers, New Belgium Brewing, Redhook, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Widmer Brothers

There comes a time in the story of every generation when the end draws near and a new chapter begins. In the craft beer industry, it has taken nearly thirty years for that page to turn but a new story of is about to be written, one where many of the beloved main characters are […]

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 […]

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

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Anheuser-Busch, BeerAdvocate Mag, Goose Island, InBev, Old Dominion, Redhook, Widmer Brothers

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’s 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 […]