Anchor Brewery Sold Today

I found out today from Brookston Beer Bulletin that the Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, the main brewery that started the craft brewing growth in the US, was sold to The Griffin Group, and the conglomerate has been renamed to the Anchor Brewers & Distillers.  From the press release:

“Anchor Brewing Company has a long history in San Francisco and The Griffin Group is ushering in an exciting era while maintaining our proud, time-honored history,” said Fritz Maytag. “Combining Keith and Tony’s passion for the Anchor Brewing Company, their industry experience and expertise only means that Anchor will be enjoyed in San Francisco for generations to come.”

“Since 1896, Anchor Brewing Company has been an icon of San Francisco’s history and culture,” stated Griffin’s Founding Partner, Keith Greggor, “I am honored to bring Anchor Brewing Company into our family of craft beers and artisanal spirits through establishing Anchor Brewers & Distillers, LLC.”

It’s interesting nothing was said before the sale.  What do you think about the sale of Anchor Brewers?

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