« on: March 20, 2017, 06:06:36 PM »
I talked with one of the Omega Labs owners at a presentation to our club and as a startup, it is hard to take issue with Omega essentially taking "an offer you can't refuse", to be able to bring greater financial stability to its business and assure a quicker larger outlet for its product...though, yes, I am not happy that it did so, but I take issue with the bully not the bullied. I don't have a problem with NB selling out, just that I feared that the market forces of A-B might be so great that it would result in adverse results for the homebrewers and the LHBS.
Take it to the extreme and it might be malts or hops that are next "cornered". Likely not, but some unexpected adverse result could be felt to the hobby. But, if you think it has brought a better situation to the fore, then good for you. I tend to be "concerned" about the big guys controlling things in my life - but this one isn't causing me to lose sleep over it, just to be a bit saddened.