And Then There Were Three

Lagunitas Brewing Company owner Tony McGee made the big announcement the way he always breaks the news; via Twitter. Tony (@LagunitasT) announced that Lagunitas will be building a third brewery, this one in southern California in the town of Azusa, a small suburb in the San Gabriel Valley. Tony said a new building is already… Read More…

Brooklyn Continues European Partnerships

Brooklyn Brewery and Denmark’s Carlsberg have announced another brewing collaboration, this time with Ringnes in Norway. The three companies will develop a new brewery with pub, restaurant, conference facilities and visitor center established at the existing Ringnes E.C. Dahls brewery site in Trondheim, Norway. The brewery will produce both popular local Dahls beer and new… Read More…

Oskar Blues Meets Promise to ‘Buy’

Oskar Blues Brewing Co. in Longmont, Colo. Has announced the purchase of Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park. Perrin Brewing, which was founded in 2012 produced about 14,000 bbl last year and is distributed throughout Michigan. The two  breweries recently collaborated on a beer, Cornlaboration. This may not be the last acquisition for fast-growing Oskar… Read More…

The “Big One” is Announced – AB buys Elysian

Many industry people knew that Anheuser-Busch has been shopping for a “big one” on the west coast. It’s no secret that the global company has been knocking on a lot of doors up and down the west coast looking for a willing seller. They found one. AB announced today that they have agreed to purchase… Read More…

Brew Hub hires Ottolini as chief of brewing operations

Brew Hub has hired Jim “Otto” Ottolini as chief of brewing operations. He also serve a head brewmaster at the company’s St. Louis brewery, which is scheduled to open in 2016. Ottolini joins Brew Hub after spending more than 22 years at The St. Louis Brewery, which makes of Schlafly beer. Ottolini was responsible for… Read More…

Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships Heat Up

In what promises to be just another in a growing trend, the brewing group Mahou San Miguel of Spain has purchased a 30-percent stake in Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. Founders said the partnership would help the brewery tap the growing international market for craft beer, as well as allow Mahou to become directly involved… Read More…

Green Flash & Alpine Brewing Create Unique Partnership

Green Flash Brewing and Alpine Beer Company have announced a unique partnership in which the breweries “will join forces, teaming up to share resources, knowledge and experience.” In a press release, Alpine founders Pat and Val McIlhenney and Green Flash founders Mike and Lisa Hinkley described the affiliation as mutually beneficial. The press release describes… Read More…

ABInBev Buys Yet Another

In news that has reverberated throughout the craft brewing industry, Anheuser-Busch announced yesterday that it has acquired 10 Barrel Brewing Company, located in Bend, Ore. This is the second craft brewery acquisition this year for ABInBev. It acquired New York’s Blue Point Brewing in February and now owns outright three craft breweries (including Goose Island)… Read More…

A Stone’s Throw Away – Virginia Picked for East Coast Brewery

San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. has announced it has signed a formal letter of intent with the City of Richmond, Virginia, signifying the company’s interest in building its East Coast facility in the city’s Greater Fulton Community. Subject to local approvals, Stone plans to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination… Read More…

Brew Hub Announces Second Brewery

Just days after opening its first brewery in Florida, Brew Hub announced plans to open its second brewing plant to be located in St. Louis. The St. Louis brewery will also become the corporate headquarters of the company. Co-founder and CEO Tim Schoen previously spent 28 years at Anheuser-Busch before starting Brew Hub. Brew Hub… Read More…