Roundtable Discussion | Worst Craft Brewery Acquisition Scenarios
Tristan asked the staff, what craft brewery would you be most disappointed to see sold to a third party and why? Also would it matter if it were sold to another craft centric brand, one of the big three, or a private equity group?
I would be completely heartbroken if Dogfish Head sold. Sam Calgione is the epitome of craft beer and has said multiple times that he wants to keep the brewery in the family. Goose Island’s sale shows us that a sale doesn’t need to change the quality (thank goodness for Bourbon County), but I would still hate it for Dogfish. It would only hurt a little less if it was a craft-centric brand.