Originally posted by Bill Becker
I see it listed on the MacTarnahan website but not the Pyramid. What exactly is the tie between the 2 breweries?
"MacTarnahanís Brewing Company is an American craft brewery located in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Formerly called Portland Brewing Company, it was bought by Pyramid Brewery in 2004, and Pyramid was bought by Magic Hat Brewing Company in 2008. MacTarnahanís was acquired in August 2010 by North American Breweries of Rochester, New York.
MacTarnahanís beers are still made under their own name by Magic Hat, and have won many awards over the years, including gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival and gold, silver, and bronze medals at the World Beer Championships. Beers made by MacTarnahanís include MacTarnahanís Amber Ale, Oregon Honey Beer, and BlackWatch Cream Porter.
The brewery was named for Robert Malcolm "Mac" MacTarnahan, one of the original investors in Portland Brewing Company. Many beers were named in his honor, and he died in 2004 at the age of 89."