Virginia Chalks Up Another

Constellation Brands plans to invest about $48 million to convert an existing building in Virginia into a new brewing facility for San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing, which the global alcohol beverage supplier acquired late last year for $1 billion.   Ballast Point produced about 275,000 bbls in 2015 at its San Diego brewery. Company officials… Read More…

AB Fined in WA for Trade Practice Violations

The Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has fined Anheuser-Busch $150,000 charging AB with exerting “undue influence” at multiple entertainment venues in the Seattle area.   The WLCB is charging that AB, working through their branch-owned distributor, entered into sponsorship contracts at the venues to achieve a monopoly position, at the exclusion of all non-AB brands…. Read More…

ABInBev Spreads Craft Shopping Spree

Birra del Borgo has announced a deal that makes it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The Italian brewery characterized this as a partnership in the press release announcing the sale. AB InBev will provide the support to allow Birra del Borgo to expand its brewery know how and infrastructure, continue to innovate and bring… Read More…

AB Buys Yet Another

Anheuser-Busch has just announced that they will to acquire yet another craft brewery. This time it will be Devils Backbone Brewing Company of Virginia.   The purchase is not unexpected, as AB will likely continue to buy more craft brands in an effort to control the high end beer segment. The deal also follows what… Read More…

Pabst Inks Deal to Brew at CBA Woodinville Brewery

Craft Brew Alliance announced that it has agreed to produce some Pabst Brewing brands at its Woodinville, Washington brewery. Pabst Brewing was also offered a three-year option to buy the 200,000 bbl brewery which mainly produces the Redhook beers for CBA. Craft Brew Alliance took over both the Woodinville and Portsmouth, N.H. breweries when it… Read More…

ABInBev Buys Breckenridge Brewing

Anheuser-Busch continues on a buying rampage, announcing today that it has acquired the Breckenridge Brewery in Colorado for an undisclosed sum. Breckenridge will be the latest craft brewery to join the ABInBev High End unit which consists of Goose Island Beer Co., Blue Point Beer Co. and Elysian Brewing Co., 10-Barrewl and Golden Road among… Read More…

ABInBev Craft Shopping Spree Continues

The craft brewery shopping spree continues as Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today that they have purchased the Camden Town Brewery. Founded by Jasper Cuppaidge, the owner of The Horseshoe pub in Hampstead, Camden Town Brewery started production in 2010. It employs 95 people and has sold about 45,000 bbls in 2015. The amount of the purchase… Read More…

AB Buys Sixth Craft Brewery

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today that it is buying Four Peaks Brewing Co. of Arizona. Financial terms were not disclosed. Four Peaks is a 70,000 bbl/year brewery and is Arizona’s largest brewery and brewpub operator. It was founded in 1996. The brewery has two locations in addition to the main package plant, including an outlet at… Read More…

Big Deal

The ‘Big Deal’ is about to be a ‘Done Deal.’ ABInBev and SABMiller announced today that they have agreed in principle to a merger between the number one and two largest brewers in the world.. Final price tag; $106 billion. It is one of the largest global corporate mergers in history. Also announced today as… Read More…

Done Deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced it has struck a deal with SABMiller to take over the brewer at £44 ($67.63) a share, about 14% higher than its initial offer last month. Reuters puts the value of the takeover proposal at $104.48 billion, the fifth largest corporate merger in history. The combined company would have 31% of the… Read More…