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  1. Mateo
    June 6, 2018 @ 11:08 pm

    Somebody lost all of their money betting that Stone wouldn’t sell out. LOL! Get real and invest in your community. Invest in Cooperative breweries whose charters are about serving their community and NOT corporate interest!


  2. Clark
    October 28, 2017 @ 9:27 am

    New Belgium has been for sale in the past (2015)


  3. Mike
    May 17, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

    You’re out of touch by failing to mention Dogfish Head. Sam has long railed against big beer even pulling his beer out from partners who joined big beer (Birra del Borgo). He’s also the leading voice in the protections of independent craft. So, thanks for the pointless article based on your personal opinion and failing to use any easily attainable actual information.


  4. david valentine
    May 17, 2017 @ 10:50 am

    New Belgium. 100% Employee owned.


  5. Doug
    May 16, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

    “Why don’t they just make more Pliny?” or “Why don’t they just get a big ass loan, get a humongous production facility, and make enough Pliny for the entire country?” The answer is really quite simple: It’s because they don’t want to.

    They have a 30 million dollar brewery on the way…


  6. Michael Janusek
    May 16, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    I love living close to Stone World Bistro and Gardens…. I have watched this enterprise grow from from issuing the ubiquitous Arrogant Bastard as an independent small craft brewery to the point where they established a world-class restaurant (With rock garden !) near my house (+ the new Hotel !!!) They have done everything in their own unique style and have been successful at it. Their restaurant is a one-of-a-kind experience with a beautiful “industrial” atmosphere. Their beers, of course, are among my favorites as they keep expanding and challenging the “fizzy yellow” beers. I would say that their attitude, to me, is what makes me so impressed with them. (As well as the great quality of their product.) What could be better than creating a delicious independent product, challenge the powers that be, and create and extremely luscious, artistic environment that all can admire and enjoy…. Three cheers to Stone !!!!!!!!


  7. Blake
    May 16, 2017 @ 3:02 pm

    New Belgium and Dogfish Head for sure.


  8. mark terwilliger
    May 16, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

    I would love to live in your Fantasyland​.
    Everyone has a price. The companies and people you listed just haven’t been offered enough.


  9. Jen
    May 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    You don’t mention New Belgium in this blog. I would think they would be at the very top of your list. Is there a reason you excluded them? I went to school in Fort Collins, CO and have spent many an hour in their Brewery.


    • Ryan
      October 28, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

      You should also mention Odell Brewing which is also employee owned and committed to independence.


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