Archive for May, 2017

Private equity firms buys majority stake in The Bruery

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Massachussets-area private equity firm Castanea Partners has bought a majority share of The Bruery, a Southern California brewery known for its esoteric beers. In announcing the deal on its website the brewery stated it will “enable us to continue to grow in ways consistent with our ideals.” “We chose to make Castanea a part of […]

New Belgium brewmaster has new venture

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Longtime New Belgium Brewing brewmaster Peter Bouckaert had announced he will leave the Fort Collins brewery to form a new one, also in Fort Collins. He will team up with Zach and Laura Wilson, formerly of 1933 Brewing, to form Purpose Brewing and Cellars. Bouckaert will begin working with his new partners immediately, but no […]

Marston’s acquires Charles Wells business

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

English brewer Marston’s has agreed to a £55 million deal to buy the brewing arm of Charles Wells Group, which will enhance the pub chain’s presence in London. As part of the acquisition, the brewer will supply all beer, wine and spirits to the Charles Wells pubs estate. Charles Wells has a portfolio of more […]

Speakeasy Ales sold, remains in San Francisco

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Hunters Point Brewery has purchased San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, both the company’s brewing equipment and the brands. Hunter Point is a new company founded by Ces Butner, former owner of Horizon Beverage Company in Oakland. “I worked with Speakeasy Ales & Lagers for five to six years as a distributor,” said Butner. “We […]

A-B’s High End division acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Anheuser-Busch’s The High End division is not done shopping. The brewing giant’s business unit focused on its specialty brands announced this morning that it has acquired Wicked Weed Brewing. Founded in Asheville, N.C., in 2012 by Walt and Luke Dickinson and lifelong friends Ryan, Rick and Denise Guthy, Wicked Weed is one of the breweries […]