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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dogfish Head's merger with the maker of Sam Adams fundamentally disrupts the world of craft brewing — and beer lovers have mixed feelings

Boston Beer Company, which makes Sam Adams beer, is acquiring Dogfish Head, a Delaware craft brewery.

"Not only are Dogfish Head and Boston Beer two original American breweries, but Jim Koch and I worked hard with other leading craft brewery founders and the Brewers Association to develop and champion what defines independent American brewers," the Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione said in a statement on Thursday, referring to the Boston Beer founder and chairman. "This merger better positions Dogfish Head and our coworkers to continue growing within this definition for many years to come."

Calagione added that he and his wife, Mariah, would be "reinvesting nearly all of the proceeds back into the combined entity," as well as establishing a philanthropic foundation with a portion of their newly acquired Boston Beer stock.

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dogfish has sold out to corporate America. I will now look elsewhere. Massachusetts is not a friendly state to Maryland.
Especially the eastern shore. They can keep their arrogance and their liberal Yankee ideas where they belong in New England!

Anonymous said...

Never yet met a beer with an attitude north or south. I tossed the last Dogshead I bough in the trash though.

Anonymous said...

How does SA even survive in that anti business state.

Anonymous said...

With the exception of a few small craft beer makers, all the beer in the world is produced by 5 companies.

China Resource Snow Breweries Ltd
Carlsberg Group
Heineken International
SABMiller
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anonymous said...

What did Calagione get for it??

Anonymous said...

Bull

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the googler machine

Anonymous said...

Oh no what ever will they do now?

Anonymous said...

DOGFISH A LOCAL RIPOFF BEER.

Anonymous said...

Me too $$$$$$

Anonymous said...

DOGFISH AKA TRAITORS
#BOYCOTTDOGFISHSAMADAMS

Anonymous said...

$300 million 406,000 shares of Sam Adams stock worth $150 million and a seat on board

Anonymous said...

300 million says the article. Good beer is good beer, don't let politics get in your way. Nobody else will.

Anonymous said...

Keep the brewmasters, keep the brews, keep the quality, don't let advertising and prices get stupid and all will be well.

Anonymous said...

Dogfish didn't merge. They were bought. There's sellers and buyers.

Anonymous said...

Folks, stop making these guys rich. You can brew great beer at home for a lot less money. Amazon has diy kits and all the accessories imaginable. It's fun as well.

Anonymous said...

Double Bull

Anonymous said...

There is a place on NorthWood drive in Salisbury that you can get the stuff to make your own beer and wine. win win.

Anonymous said...

Evo Lot #3 is the best anyway

Anonymous said...

I think it’s fantastic that these two companies got together. Two massive icons in Jim and Sam.
This is a great thing. America is the land of opportunity. Nobody ‘sold out to corporate America’.
Cheers!