Last week was huge for craft beer news. Lagunitas forged a 50/50 partnership with Heineken. MillerCoors swept down and purchased a majority stake in the San Diego based Saint Archer. And Stone announced that Greg Koch would be stepping away from his daily activities as CEO and become the company’s Executive Chairman, where he will concentrate on the company’s overall direction, including the development of the new east coast brewery in Richmond and the opening of their Berlin-based European hub.
The craft beer industry is accelerating and evolving - and increasingly, Business Rules.