In this week’s distribution roundup: Revolution Brewing expands to Michigan, Boulevard switches wholesalers in Idaho and Dovetail Brewery hits Indiana.
What a week for craft dealmaking. Yesterday, Lagunitas Brewing announced a string of investments into three smaller breweries that are intended to help the country’s sixth largest craft outfit “expand” the way it participates in local markets; Oklahoma’s Krebs Brewing Company has purchased Tulsa-based Prairie Artisan Ales, a small but well-known craft label amongst beer aficionados and another small deal in the Pacific Northwest will see the intellectual property and select brewing assets of Seattle-based Hilliard’s Beer LLC. transferred to the smaller Odin Brewing Company in Tukwila, Wash.
Prairie Artisan Ales of Tulsa, Oklahoma signed with Clear River Beverage Company to distribute in Minnesota. “We are excited and intrigued by the possibilities. We feel by opening up the brand to a new location we will find and reach many future fans of Prairie Artisan Ales.” Said Zach Prichard, Owner of Krebs Brewing Company.