Topic: craft beer

Craft Brewer Lagunitas Says Heineken Deal Marks the End of Its 'Startup' Phase

Founder sees move as a chance at expansion, not selling out

Lagunitas founder Tony Magee knows how it sounds when you hear a craft brewer is selling a 50 percent stake to a global powerhouse like Heineken. But he insists this…

What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?

Trend is letting designers get truly creative

Beer cans are booming, which is great if you like your craft brew easily portable, crushable and recyclable. But it's also great if you're a packaging designer. The can comeback, led…

Big Beer Brands Are Fooling Us With Their Crafty Looks

Indie brewers want transparency

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon, and here we sit in a Whole Foods quaffing pints of creamy craft beer—Old No. 38 Stout from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, Calif.,…

Beer Brand Rebuffs Nickelback’s Coin, Goes Viral Two Years Later

SMB turns down music video appearance, hopes fortuitous buzz garners new markets

A craft beer brand’s blog post—after gathering virtual dust for two years—went viral this week once being unearthed by a Reddit user. Dark Horse Brewery, based in Marshall, Mich., announced…