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Boston Beer to Buy Dogfish Head Brewery for $300 million

M. Corey Goldman

, the maker of Sam Adams beer, Twisted Tea and Angry Orchard cider, has struck a deal to buy Dogfish Head Brewery in a merger valued at roughly $300 million. The combined entity will be led by current Boston Beer CEO Dave Burwick.Dogfish Head CEO Sam Calagione will join Boston Beer's board. The combined company will maintain its status as an independent craft brewery, as defined by the Brewers Association, and be better positioned to compete against the global beer conglomerates within the craft beer category that are 50- and 100-times its size, while still representing less than 2% of beer sold in the U.S., the companies said.