Lonely Planet Writer

Purchase of Oregon craft brewery draws fury

Beer drinkers up in arms over brewery sale.
Beer drinkers up in arms over brewery sale. Image by Adrian Pike / CC BY-SA 2.0

When 10 Barrel Brewing of Bend, Oregon, announced their sale to the world’s largest beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev, fans of the small craft brewery erupted in disapproval. The critics, some of whom claimed the owners of 10 Barrel were ‘sellouts’, worry that the large corporation will water down the brewery’s product. The owners of 10 Barrel, however, say nothing is going to change, and that InBev has already been handling the brewery’s distribution for some time. In spite of the critics, many in the area are also celebrating the small brewery’s success. Read more: lasvegassun.com