Big Merger!

Rock Bottom Restaurants and Gordon Biersch Brewery merge

According to a company press release, it was announced today that two well-known national brewpub groups have merged.

Rock Bottom Restaurants and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant will now operate under the company Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries. Each, however, will maintain their own branding and identity. There are apparently no plans to rename or close any existing operations, according to the company announcement.

The press release can be viewed here

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  1. The Gooch says

    I want to wish much success to the new brewery group. I have friends on both sides of the merger and I hope that the transition goes smoothly. The name “Craftworks” is a whole lot better than the name one insider initially suggested as “Gordon’s Bottom”.



  2. liammckenna says

    I wonder how many of us remember the band ‘Kraftwerk’ and their 22 minute title track ‘Autobahn’.


    Feeling old right now.

    Seriously though, I do wish Craftworks the very best in their joining of two great companies.