Beer Advocate Magazine finally announced the big news! I was sworn to secrecy, but we can scream it from the rooftops: Boston Beer Company (home of Sam Adams brew) is merging with our very own Dogfish Head Brewery!
These are two of the most popular independent craft breweries and their combination will give them more buying/distribution power in the industry. It is important to note that, even with increased production, that their craft brews will still only account for 2% of the beer sold in the United States, as several of the large breweries and conglomerates are over 50-times their size.
But it’s a start! Congratulations Sam & Mariah Calagione and Boston Beer Co.’s Jim Koch!