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Title: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: chrisinestes on November 15, 2010, 08:30:57 PM
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Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: theDarkSide on November 15, 2010, 08:37:41 PM
As long as they don't change the name to "Gordon's Bottom" :)


Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: Hokerer on November 15, 2010, 08:40:18 PM
As long as they don't change the name to "Gordon's Bottom" :)

Yeah, but "Rock Biersch" sounds like a pron star name
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: narvin on November 15, 2010, 09:01:35 PM
Came here for the "Rock Biercsh and Gordon Bottom" porn jokes, left satisfied.  :)
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: tumarkin on November 15, 2010, 09:47:59 PM
Came here for the "Rock Biercsh and Gordon Bottom" porn jokes, left satisfied.  :)

don't forget that Old Chicago is part of the mix..... so you can get further satisfaction from "Old Bottom or Chicago Rocks"
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: tschmidlin on November 15, 2010, 11:39:47 PM
Came here for the "Rock Biercsh and Gordon Bottom" porn jokes, left satisfied.  :)

don't forget that Old Chicago is part of the mix..... so you can get further satisfaction from "Old Bottom or Chicago Rocks"
You left out Old Gordon's Bottom. ;)
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: EHall on November 16, 2010, 02:03:07 AM
Chicago's Biersch bottom rocks?
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: weazletoe on November 16, 2010, 08:43:36 PM
I try and schedule all my flights through the Mineapolis airport, just to eat at Rockbottom. Love that place!!
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: bluesman on November 16, 2010, 09:39:00 PM
I haven't been to Rock Bottom but I've had some GB beer before. From the sounds of it, this might be a real good merger.

Time will tell.  :-\
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: BrewingRover on November 16, 2010, 10:50:46 PM
It's technically not a merger but an acquisition of both companies by a private equity fund, which formed a holding company to run the enterprise. It's encouraging that they kept top execs from RB and GB to run that. PE firms often buy companies they feel are undervalued, sell off pieces and then spin the whole thing off after a couple of years. Centerbridge seems to hold on to its acquisitions, but their portfolio is small and the company isn't that old. IT will be interesting to see what they do.
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: tschmidlin on November 16, 2010, 11:07:57 PM
I just hope they don't mess with the local Rock Bottom, the brewer there makes excellent beer and is very friendly to homebrewers.
Title: Re: Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom Merge
Post by: lucybear999 on November 17, 2010, 01:49:59 AM
While it is encouraging that they are keeping on some of the principals, I take a little more distant, wait and see attitude, as it's pretty normal to give a 1 year 'management' contract in these situations. Capitalism moves fast. :P