There’s a Colorado-sized hole on the growing map of U.S. craft breweries now in the hands of corporate owners. Few states have the street cred Colorado can claim, either, with well over 225 craft breweries open and scores more in planning. Sooner or later, will we see a Colorado independent brewery snatched up by one of the big boys?
“I think it’s likely that we will,” Kim Jordan, president and CEO of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, told First Drafts. “My sense is, with AB anyway, they are probably looking at a regional strategy. They have a brewery here (in Fort Collins), they have a distributorship here. It makes sense to me we would see an announcement about a craft brewery as well.”
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