This morning, Full Sail Brewing Co. disclosed that members of its Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP)—the collective group of employee-owners—voted to sell the brewery to Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco. The vote, which was confidential, was 98 percent in favor of the sale. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.... View Article
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Blogs - The Beer Bible Blog - Web Only March 9, 2015 - Jeff Alworth
Blogs - John Holl - Web Only February 24, 2015 - John Holl
Full Sail Brewing Co. proudly touts its ownership on beer labels. Independent, it reads. “47 employee owners.” That’s the number of people who worked at the Hood River, OR, brewery in 1999, the year the brewery went to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The number today of employee owners—called shareholders—is 78, and on Tuesday... View Article
Full Pints - Styles Features July 1, 2010 - Rick Lyke
In England they head to the pub for a session. The stammtisch is a German beer hall tradition where regulars gather at the same table each week. In Ireland they crave craic on Saturday night. In America, we meet with friends at happy hour.