This week’s article for the Bend Bulletin’s GO! Magazine is on the tenth anniversary of 10 Barrel Brewing, and the anniversary party coming on Saturday, May 13. I take a bit of a retrospective which includes the Anheuser-Busch acquisition, as well as talking about the beers and the event itself.
I don’t take the same stance that Jeff Alworth did about the anniversary (“there is, literally, no 10 Barrel Brewery”) because despite the purchase there has been a continuity of people, equipment, brewers, and so on. Not to say AB hasn’t accelerated their growth by quite a bit, and it’s hugely important to be transparent about that. Ten years is ten years, and it’ll be a pretty big party Saturday night.