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  • #16
    Breweries and their owners (majority or partial)

    Breweries and Their Owners (Majority or partial including equity partnerships)

    10 Barrel Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Ballast Point Brewing — Constellation Brands
    Blue Moon Brewing — MillerCoors
    Blue Point Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Breckenridge Brewery — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Dundee Brewing — North American Breweries
    Elysian Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Fordham and Dominion Brewing — 40 percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Founders Brewing — 30 percent owned by Mahou-San Miguel
    Four Peaks Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Golden Road Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Goose Island Beer Company — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Kona Brewing — Craft Brew Alliance, 32-percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Lagunitas Brewing — 50-percent owned by Heineken International
    Leinenkugel’s Brewery — MillerCoors
    Magic Hat Brewing — North American Breweries
    Mendocino Brewing — United Breweries Group
    Olde Saratoga Brewing — United Breweries Group
    Portland Brewing Company (formerly MacTarnahan’s) — North American Breweries
    Pyramid Breweries — North American Breweries
    Redhook Brewery — Craft Brew Alliance, 32-percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Saint Archer Brewing — MillerCoors
    Shock Top Brewing — Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Widmer Brewing — Craft Brew Alliance, 32-percent owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Victory Brewing – Artisanal Brewing Ventures - Ulysses Management
    Firestone Walker – Duvel Moortgat
    Oskar Blues – Fireman Capital Partners
    Cigar City – Fireman Capital Partners
    All the Rock Bottom Breweries – CraftWorks Inc.
    All the Gordon Biersch Breweries – CraftWorks Inc.
    Dogfish Head – LNK Partners
    Uinta Brewing – The Riverside Company
    Boulevard Brewing – Duvel Moortgat
    Ommegang - Duvel Moortgat
    Bridgeport Brewing – Gambrinus
    Shiner Beers – Gambrinus
    Southern Tier – Artisanal Brewing Ventures - Ulysses Management
    Perrin – Fireman Capitol Partners
    Salt Lake Brewing Co (Utah Brewers Collective) – Fireman Capital Partners
    Terrapin – MillerCoors
    Full Sail – Encore Consumer Capital
    Abita Brewing – Enjoy Beer LLC
    Alpine Beer Co. - Green Flash
    Sweetwater – TSG Consumer Partners
    Devil's Backbone - AB InBev

    Interesting Forbes article on what these Equity Partner firms are all about:
    Last edited by mkunce; 04-12-2016, 02:41 PM.


    • #17
      New Trend

      The article linked below describes a disturbing trend in the industry. Economists call it Corporate Welfare. Taxpayer's dollars going to subsidize and even build brewing facilities. Government is now picking winners and losers in the brewing sector.

      If entrepreneurs are not willing to put their own money towards a project, there must be a good reason. Going to a government for aid is a signal that the idea has problems. When government builds a plant for one company or purchases and renovates a facility for another, it increases the incentive for private businesses to lobby for government handouts instead of serving private market customers. History tells us that government is bad at picking winners. This practice puts tax dollars at risk and makes unqualified government actors the misallocators of scarce resources in the economy.

      Another, perhaps key, issue with corporate welfare is that it props up businesses that would have not entered the market or perhaps failed. Moreover, subsidized businesses create unfair competition for unsubsidized businesses - who can compete against the deep pockets of government? Government does not rely on economic viability only taxing authority. Corporate welfare can drive unsubsidized businesses out of business and encourages people to serve politicians and government instead of consumers. In other words, Government grants and incentives to the chosen few in the brewing industry distort optimal economic choices.
      Last edited by mkunce; 04-27-2016, 01:05 PM.