Monday, November 10, 2014
Green Flash Buys Alpine Beer Co.
Green Flash Brewing has agreed to purchase Alpine Beer Co. Brandon Hernandez has the details here. The Union Tribune's Peter Rowe's article is here. Green Flash agreed last year to allow Alpine to produce some of its beers at Green Flash's Mira Mesa Blvd facility, so the transaction is not unexpected. I suspect Alpine's Nelson IPA will see increased production, which is good, because it has become so rare that it's now a cult beer and sells out as fast as the once-a-year release of Pliny the Younger. My main concern on the merger is whether Alpine's Pat McIlhenny will continue to send out his brilliant, periodic emails.