The Multi-Million Dollar Reason Lagunitas Will No Longer Be Considered Craft Beer

Members of the craft beer community were shocked by the news this week that Heineken International would pick up half of California’s Lagunitas Brewing Company. The craft beer community, after all, is generally suspicious of (if not outright hostile to) the idea of mergers and acquisitions. Keep it small, keep it real. In other words, keep it craft.

But according to rules carved into stone tablets by the Brewers Association, your craft card is revoked if a multinational beer conglomerate...

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