Milton, DE

Mergers & Acquisitions

Crafting a merger for one of the country’s most iconic craft beers.

Our Client:

Dogfish Head Brewery is a top-20 craft brewery with a history as one of craft beer’s leading innovators. Sam and the Dogfish Head brand are beloved by American beer drinkers and highly respected throughout the industry. Dogfish Head sells beer in over 40 states and Washington D.C.

The Situation:

Arlington had previously worked with founders Sam and Mariah Calagione in their minority partnership with LNK Partners in 2015. This time, Dogfish Head sought a long-term strategic partner to help continue its growth while staying true to the Independent Craft Brewing Seal.


Arlington helped craft a merger between Dogfish Head and Boston Beer Company, combining two award-winning craft beer pioneers with unrivaled brewing expertise and portfolios of leading beer and “beyond beer” brands, while also allowing Dogfish to maintain its status as an independent craft brewery.