Like we mentioned before, nano is the new micro.... and nanobrewers are popping up to fill the void left as microbreweries go big.
As many of us know, Anderson Valley Brewing was just sold - and we wish all of them the best. According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the new owner, Trey White has said that the only thing that's going to change is "the marketing end of things." Given his experience in marketing and distribution at United States Beverage, this makes sense. It will be interesting to see what changes occur in the coming months and years. Hard not to somehow feel that the end of an founder-run microbrewery is the end of an era. Ken Allen certainly gave it a good run and we wish him all the best.
We wish all our beer comrades all the best and as we watch micro move towards mega, we feel affirmed in our commitment to the taste of small batch beer and hope that you do too.