Heineken to acquire full ownership of Lagunitas

Lagunitas Brewing Company, the Petaluma-based craft brewing icon that sold a 50-percent stake to Heineken last September, announced on their website this morning that they would transfer the other half of the ownership to Heineken as well. The Dutch firm is the second-largest brewing company in the world, with over 160 breweries in their portfolio. Lagunitas founder … [ Read more]

Big Beer buys Northern Brewer

Roseville-based Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply, the largest homebrewing supplier in the country, and its sister company Midwest Supplies have been acquired by a venture capital arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The Growler first caught wind of a potential acquisition from a tip pointing us a homebrew forum last week. Since then, Beer Marketer’s Insights has reported that Northern has “partnered” with ZX Ventures, a … [ Read more]

AB InBev acquires Breckenridge Brewery

The year-end spending spree for Anheuser-Busch InBev continues. In the same week they announced their purchases of Four Peaks Brewing in Tempe, Arizona, and London-based Camden Town Brewery, the world’s largest brewing company announced the acquisition of Breckenridge Brewery of Littleton, Colorado. “They are innovative and have built an amazing business that’s enabled them to get … [ Read more]