Looks like the trend of mergers and acquisitions that marks other industries is making its way to craft breweris. The newest merger involves the West coast’s Pyramid Breweries and the East coast’s Magic Hat Brewing Co.
If you want all of the details, there’s a joint press release that’s slightly more interesting than stereo instruction manual that can be found here. What it comes down to is that Magic Hat will be acquiring Pyramid Brewing and assuming the debt carried by Pyramid. We will hopefully be seeing Magic Hat brewed in Pyramid breweries and possibly Pyramid brewed in Magic Hat breweries.
Friends of mine on the East Coast are huge fans of Magic hat, specifically their No 9. Some people here on Brewed For Thought have certain opinion about Pyramid Brewing. Maybe a few of those people will give us their opinions (Chris? Brian?)