Anheuser-Busch buys LA craft beer favorite Golden Road Brewing – Los Angeles Times

Golden Road Brewing, the largest craft brewery in Los Angeles, is being acquired by beer giant Anheuser Busch. 

The news broke Wednesday morning as much of the craft beer industry in the country convened in Denver for the opening of the annual Great American Beer Festival — a days-long trade show that attracts thousands.

Details are sparse in the press release announcing the deal and painfully awkward companion video featuring Golden Road’s president Meg Gill and Andy Goeler, the “CEO of Craft” for Anheuser-Busch, but the deal should allow Golden Road to further increase its  distribution footprint in advance of its second production brewery and pub opening in Anaheim in 2016.

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