The middle is an increasingly tough place to be in the beer business. With that in mind, two of craft beer's best-known mid-sized breweries are joining forces.
Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing Company and Lakewood, New York-based Southern Tier Brewing are forming an alliance that will operate under parent company Artisanal Brewing Ventures.
"The craft beer community is at its most critical moment since its inception as larger brewing corporations have bought into our grassroots movement, irrevocably changing the marketplace," Bill Covaleski, founder and brewmaster of Victory Brewing, said in a statement. "Like-minded brewers such as Victory and Southern Tier can preserve our character, culture and products by banding together."