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Posts tagged "Investment"
The end of Craft Beer? There never was Craft Beer

The end of Craft Beer? There never was Craft Beer

Earlier this week, esteemed British Beer writer Roger Protz wrote in the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, warning that the end may be nigh – the purchase of our young, beloved craft breweries by big brewers and mega corps could be the death of them all, leaving only the largest with their heads above water. His argument: brewing...
Equity for Punks...Again

Equity for Punks…Again

The $1 Billion Ballast Point deal earlier this month had me thinking about value and growth in the craft beer industry, and about a previous deal that I had covered – BrewDog’s Equity for Punks 4. James Watt’s ears must have been burning, because he sent me an email on exactly the same subject last...
Ex Craft Beer: The Big List

Ex Craft Beer: The Big List

Below is an updating list of “Ex-Craft” Beer; that is,  craft beer brands or producers that have been bought out by a larger drinks company. The beer may be exactly the same, but some would argue that the spirit of craft has been replaced by the love of capital. These breweries become a pawn in...
A Brief History of Big Beer

A Brief History of Big Beer

Once upon a time, women would brew beer at home to sustain her family. Any excess would be sold to her neighbours, to provide a little cash. It’s a far cry from the £69 billion deal that could see one company brew 27.8% of the world’s beer – 542.9 million hectolitres. 54290000000 litres. Or enough...
The Name's Bond. BrewDog Bond.

The Name’s Bond. BrewDog Bond.

Remember a few months ago I wrote about investing in BrewDog? Remember, they announced the fourth round of their crowdfunding scheme Equity for Punks, that sought to raise £25million and valued the company at £305million? Remember how I called the scheme out because there were no clear ways on how you would make money on...
IOU Beer: Innis & Gunn Bonds

IOU Beer: Innis & Gunn Bonds

It’s time for what seems to be becoming a regular feature on The Missing Drink – Should I Invest in that Brewery? This month it’s Innis & Gunn that wants your money, so they can stop contract brewing in Glasgow and move all production activity to a site in the South East of Scotland. But...
Investing in BrewDog - When Punks get Punk'd

Investing in BrewDog – When Punks get Punk’d

Remember how I wrote about the Camden Town crowdfunding scheme a while back? They were looking to raise £1.5 million for 2% of the business. Well the campaign finished on the 21st of April, so there won’t be any more discussion on fundraising and investment in the brewing industry for a little while. Aaaaaaaaand that’s enough...