Craft Beers

Breweries & Brewpubs We've Visited

When we first started RVing, it was a real treat to find micro-breweries (a term used back then). Fast forward to today, and it appears that breweries & brewpubs are everywhere. We’re a tad behind logging our visits, but still look forward to finding real breweries/brewpubs (as opposed those extract breweries that don’t really mash).

Who Owns your Favorite Brewery/Brewpub

This is a list we compiled over time. For us, locally owned craft beer is important & we try to avoid brands owned by the "big guys". We feel that the smaller brewers will appreciate our dollars much more than some large corporate marketing department and for the most part the money stays in the community. Large corporations also use their muscle to try to dominate shelf & cooler space in stores, tap handles in bars/restaurants, and control distribution networks, all of which makes it more difficult for the independent breweries to survive.

A good read that offers an insight into why it's important to visit & purchase from independently owned craft breweries/brewpubs is: Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out, Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business By Josh Noel. (note — these are not an affiliate links)

This list mainly concentrates on craft breweries that were taken over by large multi-national breweries and investment firms, etc. It does not include independent breweries.

Brewery Location Owned By Year Acquired
10 Barrel Brewing Bend OR AB InBev 2014
Anchor Brewing San Francisco CA Sapporo Holdings Ltd 2017
Avery Brewing Boulder CO. Mahou-San Miguel (30%). 2017
Ballast Point San Diego CA Constellation Brands 2015
Blue Moon Brewing Golden CO MillerCoors 1996
Blue Point Brewing Patchogue NY AB InBev 2014
Boulevard Brewing Kansas City MO Duvel Moortgat 2013
Breckenridge Brewery Littleton CO AB InBev 2015
Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown NY Duvel Moortgat
Cigar City Brewing Tampa FL Fireman Capital Partners/CANarchy 2016
Deep Ellum Brewing Dallas TX Fireman Capital Partners/CANarchy 2018
Devils Backbone Roseland VA AB InBev 2016
Dundee Brewing Rochester NY North American Breweries 2010
Elysian Brewing Co Seattle WA AB InBev 2015
Fordham and Dominion Brewing Dover DE AB InBev (40%) 2007
Founders Brewing Grand Rapids MI Mahou-San Miguel (90%) 2019
Four Peaks Brewing Co Phoenix AZ AB InBev 2015
Golden Road Brewing Los Angels CA AB InBev 2015
Goose Island Beer Co Chicago IL AB InBev 2011
Hop Valley Eugene OR MillerCoors 2016
Independence Austin Lagunitas U.S. Holdings LLC/owned by Heineken International 2016
Karbach Brewing Houston TX AB InBev 2016
Kona Brewing Kailua-Kona HI AB InBev 2019
Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma CA Heineken International 2017
Leinenkugel's Brewery Chippewa Falls WI MillerCoors 1996
Magic Hat Brewing South Burlington VT North American Breweries 2010
Mendocino Brewing Ukiah CA United Breweries Group 1997 (closed 2018)
New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins, CO Lion Little World Beverages 2019
Olde Saratoga Brewing Saratoga Springs NY United Breweries Group 1997 (closed 2018)
Oskar Blues Brewery Austin TX, Lyon CO, Brevard NC Fireman Capital Partners/CANarchy 2015
Omission Portland OR AB InBev 2019
Perrin Brewing Company Comstack Park MI Fireman Capital Partners/CANarchy 2015
Platform Beer Company Cleveland OH AB InBev 2019
Pyramid Breweries Seattle WA North American Breweries 2008
RateBeer.com website AB InBev 2017
Redhook Brewery Seattle WA AB InBev 2019
Revolver Grandbury TX MillerCoors 2016
Saint Archer Brewing San Diego CA MillerCoors 2015
Shock Top Brewing Fort Collins CO AB InBev 2006
Square Mile Cider Portland OR AB InBev 2019
Terrapin Beer Company Athens GA MillerCoors 2016
Three Weavers Brewing Los Angeles CA Fireman Capital Partners/CANarchy 2018
Utah Brewers Cooperative - Squatters Craft Beer & Wasatch Brewery Salt Lake City UT (operations in 19 states) Fireman Capital Partners/CANarchy 2016
Virture Cider Fennville, MI AB InBev 2015
Wicked Weed Asheville NC AB InBev 2017
Widmer Brewing Portland OR AB InBev 2019

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