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

Craft Brewers Chug Away Heady Pressure By Bankers To Sell

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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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