Wow. That's all I have. Wow.
"It's a very positive thing," partner Garrett Wales says.
Read the press release from 10 Barrel Brewing Co. here.
From this morning's story by the Statesman's Zach Kyle:
10 Barrel Brewing Co., the Bend, Ore.-based microbrewery that operates one of Downtown Boise's most visible brewpubs, has sold to international conglomerate Anheueser-Busch.
The sale was announced Wednesday. Terms weren't disclosed.
The three 10 Barrel cofounders released a short video announcing the sale. In it, co-founder Garrett Wales said the new owners won't meddle with operations. (Scroll down to watch the video)
"We still have the same brew team intact," he said in the video. "Everything is staying the same. We're still based in Bend."
Since opening in 2006, 10 Barrel has opened brewpubs in Portland and Boise and will distribute 40,000 barrels of beer in Oregon, Idaho and Washington in 2014, according to a release. It's most popular beer, Apocalypse IPA, accounts for half of its sales.
The Boise 10 Barrel at the corner of 9th and Bannock streets opened in April 2013.
Anheueser-Busch says it controls 47.2 percent of the U.S. beer market. It's portfolio of dozens of beer makers includes Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch, Michelob and Stella Artois.
In the video, Wales said the sale will improve the company's offerings rather than detract from them.
"All that we ask for is the opportunity to prove it to you and let the beer do the talking," he said. The sale is expected to close by the end of 2014.