The definitions released are arbitrary and a IMHO a more than a bit laughable. The AS link I posted earlier in the thread hit the nail on the head. Tell my buddy who brews at Redhook he doesn't brew craft beer...because they are partially owned by a major conglomerate? How about the flip side, the craft brewery owns an alcopop? (Oh, no he didn't. Oh yes I did!)
Personally I believe the vast majority of beer drinkers can see right through the BMC brands masquerading as craft. Now when I sit at the bar, the folks who start out drinking say Blue Moon or Shock Top, quickly move on to something else that is craft. We should be thanking BMC for promoting craft using "me too" beers as opposed to ostracizing some of the oldest breweries in the US.
Bottom line is good beer is good beer, it really doesn't matter what you label it, nor who brews it. I dare someone at the BA to call up Nick Floyd and tell him that because Alpha King was once brewed and bottled by AS it wasn't craft beer during that time. How about the folks at Goose Island? Today your beer is craft, now that you have sold the business the beer is fizzy yellow stuff. I'll take a four pack of that fizzy yellow Bourbon County Stout any day! http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/is-it-craft/