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  1. Cody
    April 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    This happened to Four Peaks here in Arizona. I can’t give the stuff away at my bottle shop. It was a little awkward to have one of their brewers stop in and ask how sales were going. It’s sad, but at some point Inbev will simply move production to one of their facilities and he will be out of a job. I feel for these people, but that doesn’t change my stance on boycotting brands that will feed the pockets of a corporate giant out to crush craft beer. If these people are good at what they do they have opportunities at one of the dozens of brewpubs and production facilities opening on an almost daily basis. If we don’t stand up to this bully, things will only get worst.

  2. Mike Sanderson
    January 26, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    It’s about giving money to local businesses and helping out the little guy. ABI is just buying up these companies to take out the competition. And if these craft breweries are going to be expanding and making more beer eventually they won’t be a craft company anymore. I’m not giving my money to ABI even if the beer hasn’t changed.

  3. Brad Japhe
    January 23, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

    Appreciate the insight and feedback, y’all. Thanks for reading.

  4. akb
    January 22, 2017 @ 6:02 pm

    Sorry, dude, this was a softball article that excuses Elysian but tells us nothing of the more complicated reality of life after the acquisition. You make one valid point about the workers caught in the middle, which is great, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. What does Dick Cantwell think now that he is no longer with the brewery? How about Dave Buhler who is still with Elysian but can no longer be part of his once beloved BA? Would love to know what he thinks now that the dust has settled. You also know that the core beers are now or will soon be brewed outside of Seattle, right? If you were being fair you should have definitely included that tidbit. The Full Pint hits hard usually, and the readers expect that. Need to dig deeper and tell us something we don’t know if you want to play in this forum.

  5. Winston
    January 21, 2017 @ 5:44 am

    As much as this article has given me an appreciation for the brewery workers that remain after a buyout, and the reality that my individual beer drinking decisions are not even a blip on the AB InBev radar, I can’t do it. I have long felt that AB has always acted not just in their own interests but also specifically against the interests of the craft beer movement. This was evident as recently in their advertising during the last 2 Super Bowls. They are buying up craft breweries not as a measure to prop up or participate in the movement but to control more and more tap lines and shelf space at the expense of independently owned craft brewers. Sorry, can’t do it.

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