Fake Brews – “Once Were” Craft Breweries But No Longer Are
With more breweries like Wicked Weed aligning themselves with global brewing entities such as AB InBev, the lines of authenticity are blurring, and its getting increasingly confusing to discern who is an authentic craft brewery and who is not…
By Just Beer Community Collection on May. 17, 2017
But that was always part of Big Beer’s plan, wasn’t it?
So here’s an updated list of the “once were” craft breweries, who are no longer considered real craft brewers according to the Brewers Association definition, which remains (at least for now) THE industry standard on this matter.
Former Craft Breweries Now Owned By Big Corporate Brewers
10 Barrel Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Ballast Point Brewing — Constellation Brands
Birra Del Borgo (Italy) — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Blue Moon Brewing — MillerCoors
Blue Point Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Breckenridge Brewery — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Camden Town Brewery (U.K.) — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Cervejaria Colorado (Brazil) — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Devils Backbone Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Dundee Brewing — North American Breweries
Elysian Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Fordham and Dominion Brewing — 40 percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
Founders Brewing — 30 percent owned by Mahou-San Miguel
Four Peaks Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Golden Road Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Goose Island Beer Company — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Hop Valley Brewing — MillerCoors
Kona Brewing — 32 percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
Lagunitas Brewing — owned by Heineken International
Leinenkugel’s Brewery — MillerCoors
Magic Hat Brewing — North American Breweries
Meantime Brewing (U.K.) — SABMiller
Mendocino Brewing — United Breweries Group
Olde Saratoga Brewing — United Breweries Group
Portland Brewing Company (formerly MacTarnahan’s) — North American Breweries
Pyramid Breweries — North American Breweries
Redhook Brewery — 32 percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
Revolver Brewing — MillerCoors
Saint Archer Brewing — MillerCoors
Shock Top Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
Terrapin Beer Company — MillerCoors
Wicked Weed Brewing – Anheuser-Busch
Widmer Brewing — 32 percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
Thanks to Men’s Journal for their help compiling the list we’ve featured…You should check out their compelling take on this matter: Is That Really Craft Beer?
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