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 […]