Brewery Who Owns Who List

Brewery Who Owns Who List

One of my goals is to provide information to help you make better choices when it comes to beer. That includes discussing different styles, hops, and brewing methods. We can all learn from discussions about what makes beer great and what is considered real craft beer.

Furthermore, who owns the brewery is a major factor to many. Some may tell you that flavor is all that matters while others insist that buying beer from small, independent breweries is the only thing that matters.

While I think buying beer from independent breweries is the only way to go, I thought it would be more effective to help show who owns who.

Use this brewery who owns who list to make an educated decision when buying beer. It includes all brewery buyouts and investments.

Help me help you; if you see an error or think I am missing something, jump over to the Contact Me page and send me a message.

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Brewery Who Owns Who List

BreweryConsidered Craft?Owner/Investor% OwnedYear AcquiredCityState
10 BarrelNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2014BendOregon
21st AmendmentYesBrooklyn Brewery (Kirin)<50%2017San LeandroCalifornia
AC GoldenNoMillerCoors100%2008GoldenColorado
Alpine BeerYesGreen Flash Brewing100%2015San DiegoCalifornia
Anchor BrewingNoSapporo Holdings Ltd100%2017San FranciscoCalifornia
Avery BrewingNoMahou-San Miguel30%2017BoulderColorado
Ballast PointNoConstellation Brands100%2015San DiegoCalifornia
Batch 19NoMillerCoors100%2011
Blue MoonNoMillerCoors100%1995GoldenColorado
Blue PointNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2014PatchogueNew York
BoulevardYesDuvel Moortgat100%2014Kansas CityMissouri
BreckenridgeNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2016LittletonColorado
BrewDogYesTSG Consumer Partners23%2017EllonScotland
BridgePortYesThe Gambrinus Company100%1995PortlandOregon
Brooklyn BrewingYesKirin Holding Corp24.5%2015BrooklynNew York
Cigar CityYesFireman Capital Partners100%2016Tampa BayFlorida
Clown ShoesYesMass Bay Brewing100%2017IpswichMassachusetts
Concrete BeachYesA&S Brewing (aka Boston Beer Company)100%2015Fort LauderdaleFlorida
Devil's BackboneNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2016RoselandVirginia
ElysianNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2015SeattleWashington
Firestone WalkerYesDuvel Moortgat100%2015Paso RoblesCalifornia
Fordham and DominionNoAnheuser-Busch InBev40%2007DoverDelaware
Fort CollinsYesRed Truck Beer Company100%2017Fort CollinsColorado
FoundersNoMahou-San Miguel30%2014Grand RapidsMichigan
Four PeaksNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2015TempeArizona
Franciscan WellNoMolson Coors100%2013Cork CityIreland
Full SailYesEncore Consumer Capital100%2015Hood RiverOregon
FunkwerksYesBrooklyn Brewery (Kirin)<50%2017Fort CollinsColorado
Funky BuddhaNoConstellation Brands100%2017Boca RatonFlorida
GenesseeNoNorth American Breweries100%2009RochesterNew York
Golden RoadNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2015Los AngelesCalifornia
Goose IslandNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2011ChicagoIllinois
Hamm'sNoMillerCoors100%1999St. PaulMinnesota
Harpoon BreweryYesMass Bay Brewing100%1986BostonMassachusetts
Honey Brown (Dundee)NoNorth American Breweries100%2010RochesterNew York
Hop ValleyNoMillerCoors>50%2016EugeneOregon
KarbachNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2016HoustonTexas
Killian's Irish RedNoMillerCoors100%
KonaNoCraft Brew Alliance67.8% CBA
32.2% AB InBev
2013Kailua-KonaHawaii
LagunitasNoHeineken100%2017PetalumaCalifornia
Leinenkugel'sNoMillerCoors100%1988Chippewa FallsWisconsin
Magic HatNoNorth American Breweries100%2010South BurlingtonVermont
Magnolia BrewingYesNew Belgium Brewing100%2017San FranciscoCalifornia
Mass Bay BrewingYesEmployee Owned100%2014BostonMassachusetts
New BelgiumYesEmployee Owned100%2013Fort CollinsColorado
OmissionNoCraft Brew Alliance67.8% CBA
32.2% AB InBev
2013PortlandOregon
OmmegangYesDuvel Moortgat100%2003CooperstownNew York
Oskar BluesYesFireman Capital Partners100%2015LongmontColorado
PabstNoTSG Consumer Partners100%2014Los AngelesCalifornia
PerrinYesFireman Capital Partners100%2015Grand RapidsMichigan
PortlandNoNorth American Breweries100%2008PortlandSeattle
PyramidNoNorth American Breweries100%2008PortlandSeattle
RedhookNoCraft Brew Alliance67.8% CBA
32.2% AB InBev
2013SeattleWashington
RevolverNoMillerCoors>50%2016GranburyTexas
Saint ArcherNoMiller Coors>50%2015San DiegoCalifornia
Salt LakeYesFireman Capital Partners100%2016Salt Lake CityUtah
Sharp'sNoMolson Coors100%2011CornwallEngland
Shock TopNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2006Fort CollinsColorado
Short's BrewingYesLagunitas US Holdings LLC (Heineken)19.9%2017BellaireMichigan
Southern TierYesArtisanal Brewing Ventures100%2016LakewoodNew York
Spoetzl (Shiner)YesThe Gambrinus Company100%1989ShinerTexas
Square Mill CiderNoCraft Brew Alliance67.8% CBA
32.2% AB InBev
2013PortlandOregon
StaropramenNoMolson Coors100%2012PragueCzech Republic
SweetwaterYesTSG Consumer Partners<50%2014AtlantaGeorgia
TerrapinNoMillerCoors>50%2016AthensGeorgia
Third ShiftNoMillerCoors100%2013
UintaYesThe Riverside Company<50%2014Salt Lake CityUtah
UnibroueNoSapporo Holdings Ltd100%2006ChamblyQuebec
Veza SurNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2017MiamiFlorida
VictoryYesArtisanal Brewing Ventures100%2016DowningtownPennsylvania
Wicked WeedNoAnheuser-Busch InBev100%2017AshevilleNorth Carolina
Widmer BrotherNoCraft Brew Alliance67.8% CBA
32.2% AB InBev
2013PortlandOregon
WynwoodNoCraft Brew Alliance24.5% CBA
(32.2% AB InBev)
2016MiamiFlorida

*Independent Craft Brewery is defined by the Brewers Association – Read More About It Here

Remember, this list is searchable and sort-able. Browse around and see if you have any breweries in your state on this list. See if your favorite craft brewery has an investor or partner. I learned a lot through this process and believe that you will too.

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Is this list missing something?

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Check out this article to read my opinion on what craft beer is to me.