When Anheuser-Busch InBev bought Golden Road Brewing in September, many craft beer drinkers in Los Angeles, who'd followed the local brewery's rapid growth and expansion, were not surprised. There was a sentiment repeated in tweets, Internet forums and comment threads that Golden Road was "built to sell."
"It's just business," said Yanow. "I don't think of it as selling out. I didn't sell out my soul, I didn't sell out my love for beer. I sold my business, and I find it hard to believe that anyone in my shoes wouldn't have done it too."