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]

Africa is the world’s fastest growing beer market

The beer market in Africa is predicted to grow faster than Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, in the next five years, reports BeverageDaily.com. Beer consumption in the continent is set to continue growing at similar rates to previous years. Year-on-year growth was 4% during 2012, ’13, and ’14, and is expected to … [ 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]