Independent Craft Brewers Have a Right to Compete with Megabrewers

From Craftbeer.com, by Steve Hindy

THE INDEPENDENT CRAFT BREWER SEAL WAS RELEASED IN 2017. (Article Originally Published SEPTEMBER 4, 2018)

In his August article in VinePair, Aaron Goldfarb accuses the Brewers Association (BA) of fomenting disunity in the US beer industry. He suggests that the BA, which is dedicated to “promoting and protecting” craft brewers, is wrong in developing an independent craft brewer seal and promoting the positive attributes of independent craft brewers.

On the contrary, the BA’s activities are an honest effort to help craft brewers compete with megabrewers, which are buying some craft brewers and using their clout to gain control of the craft segment the way they control the mainstream light lager segment of the industry.

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