Revolver Brewing Sold Out This Week — In A Good Way.

If Revolver Brewing’s Blood and Honey isn’t a perfect beer, it’s pretty damn close.

OK, actually, let’s tap the brakes on that hot sports opinion. Still, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most approachable craft brews in town — and for that reason, many North Texans’ favorite area beer.

Perhaps that’s why yesterday’s news that MillerCoors (read: the nation’s second-largest brewer) bought a majority stake in the Granbury-based brewery is such a big deal. It’s been a pretty crazy 24 hours since the news dropped, watching on as craft beer snobs have been freaking the fuck out and declaring via social media that they’ll never buy the stuff again.

That’s a pretty shitty stance to take, we think. This is a good thing for Revolver! Much like your favorite indie band who you turned your back on the minute they started “selling out” and playing to giant stadiums, the brewery made something good that a lot of people enjoy, and now they’re reaping their rewards via a fat wad of cash. Plus, now they’ll have better marketing and distribution. It’s Revolver time!

Ultimately, sure, folks are free to drink or not drink whatever they like. Lord knows there are no shortage of craft breweries in town — most of which, we’d assume, are probably hoping for similar buyouts somewhere down the line if they’re so lucky — and there’s endless truly local craft beers to choose from if that’s what makes you feel good about yourself.

What this news really boils down to is that the maker of the best local beer bought some stock in the company responsible for the 15th best local craft beer.

What’s wrong with that?

Cover photo by Colin Alsheimer.
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