Production at 25 of the top 50 Brewers Association-defined craft breweries didn’t grow last year, according new data released today by the trade organization.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Wicked Weed postpones the Funkatorium Invitational; Speakeasy’s sale price is report; Massachusetts and Maryland alcohol task forces set meeting dates; and much more.
The fallout from Wicked Weed’s sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev is still being felt days after the transaction was announced. In the wake of the deal — which will require approval from the U.S. Department of Justice — at least 44 breweries announced they would no longer participate in Wicked Weed’s annual Funkatorium Invitational in Asheville on July 8.
Anheuser-Busch InBev significantly bolstered its High End division’s craft and import portfolio today when it announced plans to purchase one of the most acclaimed producers of sour, barrel-aged and hoppy beers in the U.S. — North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. In the five years since it launched from a small brewpub in downtown Asheville, Wicked Weed has claimed numerous World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medals, scaled production to roughly 20,000 barrels, built three additional brewing facilities spanning a cumulative 150,000 sq. ft., grown to 210 employees and expanded distribution into 10 states and Washington D.C.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is making its first U.S. craft brewery purchase of 2017, today announcing the acquisition of North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. Specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed and the deal is subject to regulatory approval.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Finch Beer strikes a deal for a Chicago brewery; BrewDog hires a former Wicked Weed sour brewer and Starbucks ends its “evenings” program.
Colorado craft beer wholesaler Elite Brands has obtained the distribution rights to Wicked Weed Brewing, Maui Brewing Company and several import brands, Brewbound has learned. In a joint press release issued on December 23, Elite Brands and Wicked Weed, a popular Asheville, North Carolina-based craft brewery, announced the new distribution agreement.
One month after it announced a sale to MillerCoors, Texas’ Revolver Brewing has made its first official distribution transition to Dallas-based MillerCoors wholesaler, Andrews Distributing.
Wicked Weed Brewing has announced the release of Juiceless IPA, a collaboration with Creature Comforts Brewing Co. based in Athens, Georgia. Juiceless will be released on Saturday, August 27th at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium location. Following the initial release, Juiceless will be distributed in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia as well as throughout North Carolina starting on September 1st.
Wicked Weed Brewing has announced their expansion of distribution into the state of Colorado slated for the week of August 8th. The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery will be launching this market by hosting tap takeover events throughout the state.
Mims Distributing Company, a leading North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor, has announced the release of Ad Idem, a new craft beer brewed through a first-time collaboration between Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina and The Lost Abbey in San Diego. Over the last year, these two breweries each have produced three unique beers all aged in oak barrels and perfected by the final blend. Ad Idem, in the end, is a French oak-aged golden sour ale with a copious amount of peaches.
In the hub of North Carolina’s craft beer industry, one brewery is growing like a weed. Asheville-based Wicked Weed Brewing today announced it would build another production facility this summer, its fourth brewery space in as many years. Located on 17 acres in South Asheville, the new 57,000 sq. ft. facility will be entirely devoted to the production of sour, farmhouse, and wild-fermented beers — style categories that Wicked Weed has increasingly focused on in recent years.
We’re excited to announce The Parking Lot Grissette, our collaboration with Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina! As Wicked Weed mentioned in their post below, the beer was born out of a mutual friendship and love of rock climbing. It’s also the type of beer we often enjoy drinking the most — dry, tart, low alcohol, hoppy, with some interesting yeast character!
Mims Distributing Company and Wicked Weed Brewing are teaming up to turn the Triangle sour. The North Carolina wholesale beverage distributor and the renowned Asheville-based brewery have formed a partnership that will get Wicked Weed’s traditional craft beer styles and their niche sour beers in the hands of patrons of area bars, restaurants, and bottle shops.
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