Historic brewpub sold
Georgia firm buys Bert Grant's Yakima brewery
Jan 3, 2002 - Atlanta-based Black Bear Brewing has purchased the historic Yakima Brewing and Malting, Co., of Yakima, Wash., from Stimson Lane Vineyards & Estates in Woodinville, Wash.
Included in the deal was Grant's Brewpub, the first modern brewpub to open in the United States. Yakima Brewing was founded in 1982 by Bert Grant in the heart of the nation's premier hops-growing region. Grant died last year at the age of 73.
"Yakima Brewing is going to be the cornerstone of our plans to assemble a network of breweries across the United States," Paul Brown, president of Black Bear, said yesterday. Black Bear plans to continue producing Yakima Brewing's line of Bert Grant's specialty beers.
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