Though I haven't been on BeerAdvocate long enough, some of you know I have been been around long enough in other beer forums and my thoughts on beers and brewers. With this in mind, I started thinking recently with as many buyouts as there have been, what brewers would you think if they sold out to a bigger brewer or higher corporation, would you think this would bring an end to beer? Off the top of my head, with the prowess of Perennial (MO), Fremont (WA), Stone (CA) and The Alchemist (VT), yes, those are my four brewers who I would think if they sold out would make a lot of people think "something is definitely going on." But these are just my thoughts, I'm curious about the rest of you? What are your "four?" Or maybe "three" or possibly "five?" Let's not limit this. Honestly, I don't care about a number of breweries but let's look at breweries that have been around long enough to influence the market enough that would make a lot of people think that something is "definitely going on" that would make the beer market suspect to its fragility of possibly crashing sooner or later.