If one thing is clear, it is that craft brewers across the country will be tuned into that court fight. The Brewers Association has even hired influential law firm Jones Day to represent the interests of independent brewers in the fight.
Though Koch wouldn't comment directly on the merger, he said he had a "much longer historical perspective on this relationship between the big guys and the little guys."
"The big guys usually win," he says, and then pauses. "But not always."