The beer company that help start the modern microbrewery has been sold, and did you know it was owned by Fritz Maytag, heir to the washing machine fortune, since 1965.

Anchor Brewing Co., the San Francisco beer company that helped spark the modern microbrewery movement, has been sold to two Bay Area entrepreneurs who are in the artisan beer and spirits business.

Keith Greggor, 55, and Tony Foglio, 64, of the investment and consulting company The Griffin Group, announced their purchase Tuesday. The terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Greggor and Foglio, who developed the Skyy Vodka brand, said they plan to expand the brewery’s operations…(via ABC News)

Beer seems like a good investment, I think I will invest in another 6pack myself. It will be interesting to see if they can grow the brand but keep up the quality.