Why is it we celebrate tech startups that get acquired, yet shame a craft beer startup that gets acquired? [See online post, “Anheuser-Busch Buys Wicked Weed Brewing,” May 3, mountainx.com.]
Wicked Weed has been a tremendous steward to our community — as being a great place to work, as a supporter of many community causes, as a purchaser of local goods.
While I’m extremely wary of excessive corporate influence of our community, this deal will do little to change anything in terms of the positive impact Wicked Weed makes on our community.
To that end, I wanted to take a moment and thank [Wicked Weed’s owners] the Guthys and Dickensons from the bottom of my heart for [all] they do for the people and organizations in the area.
— Timothy S. Sadler