Golden Road Wolf Pup Session IPA
We’ve been waiting to find out who was the next purchase for Anheuser-Busch. The answer comes today – Golden Road Brewing.
Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev has purchased Golden Road Brewing, based in Los Angeles, California.
As Andy Goeler, CEO of Craft and Anheuser Busch InBev states in the video above, this all started with the Goose Island partnership (purchase) 5 years ago. Building off of that success, A-B InBev purchased Elysian, Blue Point, and 10 Barrel Brewing.
Brewery founder Meg Gil explains how impressed she is with A-B’s work with the “craft brands” prompted the deal, despite the 100% growth since they opened four years ago. She wanted to be with a “winning team”.
Goeler states the beer, the Golden Road culture, and the brewery’s pioneering of the craft scene in L.A. made the purchase a no brainer.
From here, Golden Road will go to Anaheim and Grand Central markets in California, with some hints of national distribution coming soon. A new Golden Road pub will be built in Los Angeles, and a second pub and production location coming to Anaheim in 4th quarter 2016.
Currently, Golden Road produces 45,000 barrels of beer (1.4 million gallons) annual. Details of the deal have not been disclosed. Brewery founder Meg Gil tweet moments ago, the deal with AB InBev has officially closed today, November 18th in Saint Louis, Missouri.
This is nothing short of YouTube/craft brewing gold. Golden Road Brewing’s Meg Gil and company spoof’s Atlanta rapper Ludacris “Area Codes” with this awesome musical nugget. Since area code beers are big thing, (re: Southern Tier’s 215, Goose Island’s 312, Firstone Walker’s 805) this video is even more brilliant.
It’s damn well done too.
Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA) has been on fire since they day they launched the brewery. The all-can brewery has a core lineup that includes Point The Way IPA, Get Up Off of That Brown, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Cabrillo Kolsch, Wolf Among Weeds IPA, and 329 Days of Sun Lager.
Coming soon to cans in a “collaborative effort” is Golden Road Saison Pamplemousse. “Pamplemousse” means grapefruit, which in true sunny California fashion, is brewed with the citrus fruit.
More info to come on the “collaborative” aspect Golden Road Saison Pamplemousse.
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