What the Boston Beer-Dogfish Head Merger Means for the Future of Craft Beer

When I paid a visit to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in early 2016, one of the questions I asked founder Sam Calagione was why so many of his beer peers were selling out to large conglomerates like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors. His response: “It was inevitable.” “The patriarchs and matriarchs of our [craft] movement […]

Boston Beer Company Buys Dogfish Head in $300 Million Deal

Two of the biggest names in the craft beer industry are joining forces. Boston Beer Co, maker of Sam Adams, has acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $300 million, the companies announced Thursday. With the transaction, Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione will become the second largest non-institutional shareholders of Boston Beer, behind founder Jim […]

Low ABV, Fruit-Flavored Beers Are Having a Moment

If drinking a beer outdoors this spring reminds you of wandering through the fruit aisle at your favorite grocery store, you probably aren’t alone. Fruit-flavored beer with an alcohol by volume (ABV) of less than 4.2%–compared to the average 5% ABV –has emerged as a serious contender among newer craft beers. But what actually makes […]

Workers at Anchor Brewing, One of America’s First Craft Breweries, Vote to Unionize

Employees at Anchor Brewing Company have voted to unionize, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Workers are seeking better benefits and wages, and Anchor has 10 days to dispute the union. #anchoredinsf #anchorunion ANCHOR WORKERS WON THEIR ELECTION pic.twitter.com/oiCo6pRbVn — AnchorUnionSF (@anchorunionSF) March 13, 2019 San Francisco-based Anchor Brewing is often thought of as America’s […]