Corks, Caps & Taps

Corks, Caps & Taps A blog devoted to adventures, news, reviews and comments on wine, beer, spirits and more by former Newsday drinks writer Alan J. Wax. News and adventures in the drinks world.

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Untappd’s Parent Company Acquires Beer Advocate | Brewbound
02/24/2020
Untappd’s Parent Company Acquires Beer Advocate | Brewbound

Untappd’s Parent Company Acquires Beer Advocate | Brewbound

Two of the largest remaining beer rating platforms are joining forces. Next Glass, the parent company of popular beer rating app Untappd, has reached an agreement to acquire Beer Advocate. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Another craft brewer acquired by Big Beer.
01/22/2020
Molson Coors to acquire Detroit's Atwater Brewery

Another craft brewer acquired by Big Beer.

Detroit-based Atwater Brewery announced Wednesday a deal to be acquired by Molson Coors Beverage Co., the largest U.S. brewer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed Under the agreement, Atwater...

Bizarre?https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisfurnari/2019/12/03/constellation-brands-will-sell-struggling-ballast-point-bra...
12/04/2019
Constellation Brands Will Sell Struggling Ballast Point To Small Illinois Brewery

Bizarre?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisfurnari/2019/12/03/constellation-brands-will-sell-struggling-ballast-point-brand-to-small-illinois-brewery/?fbclid=IwAR2fHJgA6o6grO0R81p74WP41wRQWh6NbXRH8kQVjf7zNCDDtTMsC4HMpjM#d07eb10741e2

Constellation Brands — the third-largest U.S. beer company — said Illinois-based Kings & Convicts Brewing would purchase the Ballast Point brands, along with its breweries and brewpubs throughout the country. Ballast Point’s $48 million brewing facility in Virginia was not included in the deal...

News out of Denver.
09/26/2019
BeerAdvocate

News out of Denver.

Craft brewing industry contributed $79.1 billion to the U.S. economy, responsible for 559,545 jobs (via the Brewers Association)

Founders Brewing goes Spanish//mibiz.com/sections/food-agribusiness/spanish-brewer-mahou-to-acquire-founders-brewing?fbc...
08/31/2019
Spanish brewer Mahou to acquire Founders Brewing

Founders Brewing goes Spanish
//mibiz.com/sections/food-agribusiness/spanish-brewer-mahou-to-acquire-founders-brewing?fbclid=IwAR1Y-RsA5i3GaDGavT_g0Z7BC-80gWmEdBZqVvJGbjODTo9LYwG1QBY6SsY

Food, agricultural and agribusiness news for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and the Lake Michigan shoreline.

On the shelf in Carrefour Express, Krakow, Poland.
08/03/2019

On the shelf in Carrefour Express, Krakow, Poland.

Sam Adams and Dogfish Head to merge
05/09/2019
Dogfish Head Brewery to Merge with Boston Beer Company

Sam Adams and Dogfish Head to merge

The cash and stock transaction, valued at approximately $300 million, combines two award-winning craft beer pioneers with unrivaled brewing expertise and portfolios of leading beer and “beyond beer” brands.

04/23/2019

The Whiskey Advocate rates Big Box store private label Scotch and Bourbon

Got a spare $18 million for an LI winery?
04/12/2019
Glamorous Long Island winery hits the market at $17.9M

Got a spare $18 million for an LI winery?

An upscale Long Island vineyard that was owned and operated by late Hollywood mogul Michael Lynne has been put up for sale with an asking price of $17.9 million, The Post has learned. Bedell Cellar…

Sierra Nevada Makes First-Ever Acquisition, Buys Fast-Growing Sufferfest Beer | Brewbound.com
02/04/2019
Sierra Nevada Makes First-Ever Acquisition, Buys Fast-Growing Sufferfest Beer | Brewbound.com

Sierra Nevada Makes First-Ever Acquisition, Buys Fast-Growing Sufferfest Beer | Brewbound.com

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, ranked by industry trade group the Brewers Association as the third largest U.S. craft brewery, today announced the purchase of San Francisco-based Sufferfest Beer Company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the transaction is expected to close in earl...

Hoist a toast of whisky today to Scottish poet Robert Burns.
01/25/2019

Hoist a toast of whisky today to Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Japan's Asahi buys UK's Fuller's
01/25/2019
Japan’s Asahi Buys London Pride Brewery for $330 Million

Japan's Asahi buys UK's Fuller's

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. agreed to buy Fuller, Smith & Turner Plc’s brewing business for $330 million, showing that despite business angst about Brexit, there’s still international demand for those most British of products -- ale and cider.

Black Sheep aged beer fest
01/24/2019
LI bar to serve rare beers, ciders

Black Sheep aged beer fest

A wild ale, a maibock and a stout-barleywine blend walk into a bar... Well, they won't so much walk into a bar as roll in, inside the casks in which they were aged. And on the evening of Thursday, Jan

Six Point Brewery sold
11/09/2018
Brewbound

Six Point Brewery sold

After four years of discussions with Sixpoint Brewery founder Shane Welch, Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV) finally completed a deal to purchase 100 percent of his Brooklyn-based craft brewery this week. Even though ABV had been courting Sixpoint for several years, it wasn’t until this summer when negotiations really began to heat up, John Coleman, CEO of ABV, told Brewbound.
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northforker
11/01/2018
northforker

northforker

It's a lot of hard work, but Pat Alfred is having fun as the head brewer at Greenport Harbor Brewing co. The proof is in the beer.

AB InBev-SABMiller deal finalized
10/30/2018
Craft Brewing Business

AB InBev-SABMiller deal finalized

Man, remember when Anheuser-Busch InBev announced it was buying SABMiller for $100 billion back in 2016? Well the acquisition finally got approved like a week ago. United States District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan approved the merger by signing what’s called a Modified Final Judgment. Basically, the Department of Justice and ABI negotiated some modifications to the consent decree to try in theory to wrangle in the ever-expanding girth of ABI.

R.I.P. Beer the Magazine
10/16/2018
After 39 Years, All About Beer Magazine is Dead

R.I.P. Beer the Magazine

All About Beer magazine was founded in 1979 and documented the entire history of craft brewing in America. Sadly, it looks like it will never reach its 40th anniversary.

AB affiliated Craft Brewers Alliance buys 3 brewers: Cisco, Wynwood, Appalachian.
10/11/2018
Led By $23 Million Purchase of Cisco Brewers, Craft Brew Alliance Buys 3 Beer Companies | Brewbound.com

AB affiliated Craft Brewers Alliance buys 3 brewers: Cisco, Wynwood, Appalachian.

Craft Brew Alliance’s nearly four-year-long strategy of partnering with smaller brands has officially culminated with three separate purchase agreements that, combined, will cost the company less than $45 million. CBA, a publicly traded craft brewery group headquartered in Portland, Ore., today an...

Brewers: need gear?
09/13/2018
As Distressed Breweries Close, More Used Equipment Heads to Auction | Brewbound.com

Brewers: need gear?

As the U.S. brewing industry inches closer to a record 7,000 craft beer companies in operation, hundreds of distressed breweries are expected to close in 2019 and many of those failed enterprises will turn to asset auctions as a way to pay of debt. Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson tol...

08/22/2018

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