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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 8 months ago #25

oh and according to one of people involved, there's no truth to the rumour that the 2 mystery casks appearing at the Winter Cask Festival are Blue Moon and Coors Lite.

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 8 months ago #26

I think the growth projection of craft beer to 10% by revenue of the Irish market in 5 years is really unrealistic... would I be right in saying that UK and US are both around 5% of the market by unit volume? (not sure what % by Revenue) and they are way more mature markets than Ireland

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 8 months ago #27

www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4615160

Looks like they just found out about it.[/quote:22r03npm]

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"Wonder how the Irish Craft beer bores on <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="www.beoir.org">www.beoir.org will take it."

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 8 months ago #28

I, for one, won't be drinking any more of their beers. What we want is to revive the great Irish tradition of local artisan brewing, not brand-building. Besides, while this may create a couple of extra jobs, ultimately the profits are exported. A consolidation of Irish brewers would be much more favourable. How long before O'Hara's gets gobbled up?

Good article here on the trend of small-brewery takeovers by multi-nationals and the general hushed nature of the acquisitions. It's not just America, though. I bought a rake of Belgian and German bottles the other day and half of them were owned by Heineken, much to my dismay.
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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 8 months ago #29

www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4615160

Looks like they just found out about it.[/quote:2cqibzfv]

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"Wonder how the Irish Craft beer bores on <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="www.beoir.org">www.beoir.org will take it."[/quote:2cqibzfv]

Maybe the correct response should be: "Wonder how the langers on "www.peoplesrepublicofcork.com will take it" :lol:

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WTF!!!!! Molson Coors buys Franciscan Wells??? 8 years 8 months ago #30

Hopefully the festivals in the pub will continue as is and wont restrict other breweries from taking part. I like the FW beers, but not as much as I like the pub.

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