Four of San Diego’s top craft brewers, including Steve Wagner, co-founder of Stone Sage Beer PanelBrewing, addressed the issue of multi-million-dollar acquisitions at a panel on Thursday, Aug. 25, hosted by Sage Executive Group and moderated by Sage CEO Jerry Rollins (far left).

Speakers who joined Wagner on the panel were Matt DelVecchio of Duck Foot Brewing; Tomme Arthur of The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing; and Jeff Bagby of Bagby Beer Company.


A story in the San Diego Union Tribune on Sunday, Aug. 28, described the tongue-in-cheek reference to the inevitability of big bucks brewery acquisitions as the “puppy dog syndrome.”