After a relatively quiet half of the year in craft brewery ownership changes, a second shoe has dropped in the span of one week. Three Weavers Brewing of Inglewood, CA announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership with CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, the self-described “disruptive collective of like-minded brewers.” In an unrelated deal, Constellation announced the acquisition of Four Corners Brewing just last week.
“Our decision to join the CANarchy collective spans far beyond us as a single craft brewery. It’s about supporting our independence and continuing to champion the fight for all craft breweries with a similar goal. It’s also about living our mission – it’s more than beer, it’s community – and supporting the current craft crusade,” said Lynne Weaver, Three Weavers Founder and CEO.
Founded in 2015, CANarchy is funded by Fireman Capitol and has previously partnered with Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing Company, Cigar City Brewing, Squatters Craft Beer, Wasatch Brewery and Deep Ellum Brewing Company. The addition of Three Weavers adds their first west coast operation. CANarchy was recently ranked #9 on the Brewers Association’s list of the 2017 Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewers as ranked by sales volume.
“With Three Weavers, we have added another world-class brewery to our portfolio – making CANarchy more valuable to both our wholesale and retail partners,” noted Keith Klopcic, former West Side Distributor [President] and current CANarchy Board Member.
According to a press release, the company provides a “platform from which rapidly growing craft breweries seeking high level resources can expand and compete in the increasingly competitive craft beer segment, while maintaining their independence.” CANarchy is banking on the efficiencies and leverage of using a deep portfolio of multiple brands in achieving both distribution and retail placement. In addition to selling their portfolio in all 50 states and D.C., the company also exports to over 15 countries around the world.
Terms of the partnership are not disclosed.