05/08/2013 10:55 am ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Craft Brewers Chug Away Heady Pressure By Bankers To Sell


SweetWater Brewing Co. Chief Executive Officer Freddy Bensch gets plenty of solicitations from potential acquirers.

One stands out: a handwritten note with a crisp $50 bill from a banker begging for a meeting. The greenback was so pristine and odd a gesture that Bensch wondered if it was real.

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