If you're a lover of craft beer and supporter of local breweries, Portland beer blogger Michael O’Connor’s commentary about Anheuser-Busch’s recent buyouts of 10 Barrel and Elysian is a must read.
“It’s time to confront an uncomfortable reality: A-B has no intention of allowing craft beer to co-exist in the market. They didn’t buy 10 Barrel or Elysian to spread the gospel of good beer. They bought them to prevent those two breweries from becoming the next Sierra Nevada or Sam Adams. Their interest in procuring them is to keep their enemies closer (and under their control); they can smother them any time they wish.”