Miller Coors Buys Cider Company

MillerCoors announced that they have bought Crispin Cider Company for an undisclosed amount.

Crispin, the U.S.’s third-biggest cider producer, will be run as a unit of MillerCoors’s Tenth and Blake division. Crispin was founded in 2008 and is now sold in 18 states and has $5 million in annual sales.

The acquisition includes Crispin’s affiliate, Fox Barrel Cider Company, which makes pear ciders. Crispin, based in Minneapolis, will continue to make its European-style hard apple ciders in Colfax, California, and all workers will become employees of Tenth and Blake, the company said.