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How Big Beer Is Trying to Stop a Craft Beer Revolution

There has been talk about how domestic beer conglomerates such as Inbev (acquired Anheuser-Busch and was about to buy out Grupo Modelo but was blocked).  I, for one, am not worried about such monopoly. In fact, I DO NOT CARE. I am still going to drink my favorite craft beer – Three Floyds, Bell’s, Founders,  New Glarus, and so on. I am not going to miss out on anything. So, for those big hitters –  I say BRING IT! You’re not going to sway away craft beer lovers to your so-called acquisitions.  As for Goose Island being bought out by the “big boys” congrats to those who hit pay dirt on the deal including the founder of Goose Island. Yes, I am thrilled there’s more Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout on the store shelves because of the acquisition which made it possible to churn out more beer and even more thrilled that the taste and quality has not changed. But, is that going to make me want to drink Anheuser’s so-called Bud craft experiments (e.g., Budweiser Black Crown, the Batch series, etc.) – uh, no.

I came across a great article which highlights how big beer is supposedly a “threat” to the craft beer industry which I can understand the concerns out there, but craft beer loyalty will remain strong and even stronger especially with the rapid growth of the craft beer industry… Read More

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This entry was posted on March 10, 2013 by in Beer.

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