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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 9 months ago #1

Andy in AtG just told me that ad of last night The Franciscan Wells is now the property of Molson Coors.

Say it isn't so...

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 9 months ago #2

Sounds a bit odd and there's zilch when I just googled it, but if so then it doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing.

Let's say it's true: if MC were to take a completely hands-off approach with the FW brewing practice (a la AB-InBev and Goose Island) then what's the problem? Distribution of good beer increases and FW can upgrade their facilities and production enormously. Naturally this would be a threat to other brewers in the country, but christ, I think the blossoming beer scene could take it. Get some of our decent beer exported, rather than just O'Hara's stuff. Get Shandon Stout into the American bars, show them what the isle can do.

Independent craft brewing is a wonderful thing, but at the end of the day it's business - people need to take opportunities when they come and I wouldn't hold it against a brewer in the current economic climate if they did "sell out" (daft terminology IMO). If it doesn't affect the quality of the brews in a negative way then I, personally, would have no issue with it.

That said, I doubt it's true.

PS. There's nothing in the world I hate more than Coors Light. Just for the record!

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 9 months ago #3

Hahaha, and it's not even April yet.

Nice one Andy!

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 9 months ago #4

It's true lads. More details to follow when I get home.

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 9 months ago #5

I seriously hope they get to keep their independence but the standard practice in these things is to send the accountants in to nickle-and-dime the business to death.

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 9 months ago #6

Well that's a bit of a shocker. Looking forward to trying all the Blue Moon varieties at the Cask Ale festival in February now.

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