The craft beer sector has become a victim of its own success as the big multinational brewers corporations look to exploit a change in how their customers take their drinks.
In December, Scottish craft beer companyBrewDogpublished a blog post lamenting that several craft beer companies had been sold to or bought out by larger beer corporations in the previous year.
"2015 has been a bad year for craft beer," BrewDog co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie wrote. "Global beer mega corporations, the ones who destroyed, bastardised and commoditized beer over the last 50 years have been acquiring craft breweries left right and centre."
The blog post was published in response to the sale of Camden Town Brewery to AB InBev, the world's largest brewer.
And Camden Town is unlikely to be the last example of this trend.