However, this is not where all these acquisitions began, back in 2006 Anheuser-Busch purchased the East Coast based Rolling Rock brand from InBev, over two years before InBev’s take over of the King of Beers in 2008. Since this transaction was finalized AB-InBev began its acceleration of craft brewery purchases that has continued up to January of this year.
To celebrate these purchases of some of our most beloved craft breweries and the ownership’s appreciation of them, The Upper Lip is proud to host its first Anheuser Busch-InBev Night on April Fools’ Day. This Bud’s for you!
The taplist that that The Upper Lip has gathered for April Fools’ Day will be one for all to enjoy and it consists of the following.
10 Barrel DUB
10 Barrel German Sparkle Party
Goose Island IPA
Goose Island Bourbon County
Goose Island Lolita
Elysian Dry Hopped Loser
Elysian Gin Barrel Aged Bifrost
All of the fun begins on April Fools’ Day beginning at 4:00pm just above Bailey’s Taproom at their speakeasy, The Upper Lip.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.