Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, CA announced that it will acquire Sufferfest Beer Company of San Francisco, the company’s first-ever acquisition.
Sierra Nevada has stayed clear of acquisitions or partnerships, instead focusing on his sister brewery in Mills Falls, North Carolina. According to a company press release, the breweries stated shared values, commitment to innovation, and common goals as the root of the partnership.
“While still in its infancy, Sufferfest is at the front of the wave of ‘functional’ alcoholic beverages,” said Sierra Nevada President and CEO Jeff White. “By joining with Sierra Nevada, Sufferfest will be better positioned to grow and continue to lead the way in a rapidly growing and highly competitive space.”
Sufferfest, which launched in 2016, and is unique for its gluten-removed line of beers like its 95-calorie Kolsch brewed with bee pollen and its FKT (Fastest Known Time) Pale Ale brewed with salt and black currant.