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Craft Beer Times | River Horse Brewing Acquires DuClaw Brewing, Maryland Craft Legend

River Horse Brewing Acquires DuClaw Brewing, Maryland Craft Legend

River Horse Brewing Acquires DuClaw Brewing, Maryland Craft Legend

Breaking News in the Craft Beer World

If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, you probably know all about DuClaw Brewing. This Maryland-based brewery has been producing delicious, innovative beers since 1996, and has become a household name in the craft beer world. However, it looks like big changes are on the horizon for DuClaw. Rumors have been swirling for weeks, and now it’s finally been confirmed: DuClaw Brewing has been acquired by New Jersey microbrewery River Horse Brewing.

The Deal and What it Means for DuClaw

The details of the deal have not been released, but we do know that DuClaw will be operating as a subsidiary of River Horse Brewing. DuClaw’s management team will remain in place, and the brewery will continue to produce its signature beers. However, this acquisition will allow DuClaw to expand its distribution network and tap into the resources of a larger brewing company.

DuClaw’s founder and CEO, Dave Benfield, expressed his excitement about the acquisition in a statement: “We’ve been fans of River Horse for a long time, and we’re thrilled to be part of such a great brewing family. This partnership will allow us to keep growing and innovating, while staying true to our roots.”

What it Means for the Craft Beer Industry

This acquisition is just the latest in a series of big moves in the craft beer industry. Over the past few years, we’ve seen major brewing companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors acquiring smaller craft breweries. While some craft beer enthusiasts are concerned about the impact that these acquisitions will have on the craft beer industry, others see it as a sign of the industry’s growing success and potential for expansion.

One thing is for sure: the craft beer industry is constantly evolving, and it’s an exciting time to be a fan of beer. No matter what happens in the industry, there will always be new and innovative breweries popping up, creating delicious beers and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

The Future of DuClaw and River Horse Brewing

Only time will tell what the future holds for DuClaw and River Horse Brewing. However, both breweries have a long track record of producing high-quality beers, and this acquisition could lead to some exciting new collaborations and innovations. We’ll be keeping a close eye on both breweries in the months and years to come, and can’t wait to see what they come up with next.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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