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  1. Sapporo to acquire Stone Brewing, that one brewery that kept saying it wasn't interested in selling out
    June 24, 2022 @ 9:08 am

    […] Over the years (certainly since the pandemic), that type of rhetoric has toned down, but Koch has consistently made a show of not only embracing a halo of indie beer but also being a thorn in the side of big brewers like AB InBev and Molson Coors. In fact, Stone Brewing was just awarded $56M in a trademark lawsuit against Keystone Light’s “Stone” branded cans (Keystone is a Molson Coors product). Here’s another example: Does anyone remember True Craft? In 2016, Koch announced the formation of True Craft, a $100 million company aimed at investing in craft breweries. Why? To take minority non-controlling investments in breweries while letting them remain independent. Here is Koch at the time (from The Full Pint: […]

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  2. Alan
    May 2, 2016 @ 2:43 pm

    Stone is BIG BEER, and they are just as bad if not worse than INBEV. They are international, own their own distributorships, have both production facilities and retail and are building a hotel. They are THE REAL EVIL EMPIRE, and now they want to start their own Venture Capital outfit. Wake up everyone.

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