Did Founders brewery get bought out?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

Founders Brewing Company did indeed get bought out. They recently merged with Avery Brewing Company to form a new division called Mahou USA, which is part of the Mahou Group based in Madrid, Spain.

I actually have a personal connection to this news because I am based in Grand Rapids, where Founders Brewing Company is located. Founders has been a staple in the craft beer scene here for many years, known for their delicious and innovative brews.

The decision to merge with Avery Brewing Company came as a surprise to many in the local beer community. Avery Brewing Company is based in Colorado and has also established a strong reputation for their high-quality beers. The merger between these two well-respected breweries creates a new entity, Mahou USA, which will undoubtedly have a significant presence in the craft beer market.

It’s interesting to see a Spanish company, Mahou Group, acquiring a stake in the American craft beer industry. This merger demonstrates the continued growth and globalization of the craft beer market, with breweries from different regions coming together to expand their reach and offerings.

While some may have concerns about the impact of this merger on the independent craft beer scene, it’s important to note that Founders Brewing Company will still maintain its identity and continue producing its beloved beers. Mahou USA will likely provide additional resources and opportunities for growth, allowing Founders to reach a broader audience while staying true to its roots.

This merger between Founders Brewing Company and Avery Brewing Company to form Mahou USA represents an exciting new chapter for both breweries. It will be interesting to see how they collaborate and innovate in the future, and I’m personally looking forward to trying the new beers that emerge from this partnership.