“We never planned to actually grow the brewery beyond our 4600 bbls capacity. Start stall and stay small, focusing on making exceptional beer, rather than a lot of beer was our motto. But this is our opportunity to quite literally be gigantic. The lure of capitalism is a real mother,” said Masterbrewer and owner Van Havig.
Gigantic began their exploration of purchasing AB InBev following their high profile acquisitions of craft brewers. Those acquisitions, combined with their global business and years of history make AB InBev an attractive investment opportunity.
“We believe that most craft beer drinkers would love to see a small craft brewer in charge at AB,” said Brewmaster and owner Ben Love. “Who knows, with Gigantic ownership Budweiser could possibly be considered a craft brewery! That’s if we can get the Brewers Association to amend their ridiculous craft brewer definition.”
Although just in the preliminary stages, Gigantic Brewing is looking to secure the capital to close the purchase by 2020.
This post was written by D.J. Paul on April 1, 2015