Urban Lodge Brewery & Restaurant up for sale in Sauk Rapids

A year and a half after opening its doors, Urban Lodge Brewery & Restaurant in Sauk Rapids is up for sale. Owner Roy Dodds announced his decision to sell both the business and property Wednesday morning, citing both health issues and difficulties to succeed in a competitive market as his reasons for selling. In a statement … [ Read more]

NorthGate Brewing closed, effective immediately UPDATED

By Brian Kaufenberg and Joseph Alton Updated March 1, 2018 at 10:00am: This story has been updated with information regarding the closure of NorthGate Brewing Just months after NorthGate Brewing founders confirmed they were in the process of selling the brewery to Tod Fyten, it was announced Thursday morning that the brewery is officially closed, … [ Read more]

Saint Archer Brewing sells majority stake to MillerCoors’ Tenth & Blake

San Diego-based Saint Archer Brewing Company announced it is selling a majority stake to MillerCoors’ craft and import division, Tenth & Blake. The sale, expected to be finalized this October, is the third acquisition this week behind Heineken’s 50% purchase of Lagunitas and A-B InBev’s acquisition of Virtue Cider. Saint Archer Brewing was founded in 2013, the brainchild … [ Read more]

Lagunitas sells 50% of company to Heineken in effort to take their beer worldwide

Lagunitas Brewing Company announced today it will sell 50% of the company to Heineken in an effort to launch its beer onto the global stage. Lagunitas founder Tony Magee penned a blog post on the news that’s well worth a read and speaks of the deal as the natural next step in the growth Lagunitas was already experiencing. … [ Read more]