Does it matter who owns the brewery?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jazzmac, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. biercycle

    biercycle Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I agree that supporting the larger corporations (that have already been mentioned here many times) in any capacity could be seen as betraying the true craft beer scene. However, taking Goose Island as the primary example, your local bar/bottleshop/distributor has already spent the money purchasing their inventory so buying it from the local establishment is giving your money to that establishment that you like/support. I wont deny that the argument can be made that doing so is indirectly supporting the larger unfavorable companies.
     
  2. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2012 Vermont

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  3. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2004 Kentucky

    At one time yeah. I remember Red Hook being a big deal back inthe 90s.

    And Widmer has lots of history too.

    Interesting that you dont think they are any more. Does that say something about the AB ownership?
     
  4. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2004 Kentucky

    IIRC, the two brothers distributorship has different ownership due to Illinois law. I think its their wives that own the distribution company.
     
  5. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,190) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    That is one way around those laws. There is a couple in SE MI that has one owning the brewpub, and the other owns the production brewery.
     
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