Mergers & Acquisitions

US DOJ Dismisses Concerns Over CBA’s Sale of Kona Hawaii to Private Equity Firm PV Brewing

US DOJ Dismisses Concerns Over CBA’s Sale of Kona Hawaii to Private Equity Firm PV Brewing

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed concerns raised over Craft Brew Alliance’s (CBA) sale of Kona Brewing’s Hawaii operations to private equity firm PV Brewing, according to a March 17 response brief to public comments filed by the state attorney general and Maui Brewing Company founder and CEO Garrett Marrero.

Reyes Strikes Again, Agrees to Acquire Redding Distributing in Northern California

Reyes Strikes Again, Agrees to Acquire Redding Distributing in Northern California

The Reyes Beer Division remains a very active acquirer in the state of California. The largest beer wholesaler in the U.S. continued to add to its business in the state today as its Harbor Distributing subsidiary signed an agreement to acquire Redding Distributing Company in Northern California.

Brett Williams-Led Group Invests in Wachusett Brewing Company

Brett Williams-Led Group Invests in Wachusett Brewing Company

A group led by hard cider entrepreneur Brett Williams acquired a stake in Wachusett Brewing Company last September, Brewbound has learned. “An opportunity presented itself during the pandemic to invest in Wachusett and we decided to do so,” Williams told Brewbound Thursday. “We are the only people that are crazy enough to invest in a brewery in a pandemic.”

Last Call: Catawba Acquires Skytown Beer in North Carolina; Boulder Beer Returns to 24 States

Last Call: Catawba Acquires Skytown Beer in North Carolina; Boulder Beer Returns to 24 States

Morganton, North Carolina-based Catawba Brewing Company acquired Skytown Beer Company, a brewpub in Wilmington, North Carolina, in a deal that closed February 10. Fifteen months after retrenching to focus on its brewpub, Boulder Beer’s portfolio will return to distribution in 28 states through a partnership with Stem Ciders and contract brewer Sleeping Giant in Denver.

Stone Distributing Takes Over Former Markstein Warehouse in San Marcos

Stone Distributing Takes Over Former Markstein Warehouse in San Marcos

Stone Distributing Company teased a move to a larger distribution center last week. The distribution arm of San Diego’s Stone Brewing Company today officially announced the move of its operations to the former Markstein Beverage Co. warehouse in San Marcos.

The 10 Most-Read Brewbound Stories of 2020

The 10 Most-Read Brewbound Stories of 2020

Brewbound readers in 2020 sought out news about the pandemic, mergers and acquisitions, brewery closures and job changes. 2020 marked a year of shifts for brewers, as well as Brewbound, which shifted its business model to a subscription model. With that in mind, we’ve pulled the five most-read stories before the paywall was introduced and the five most-read stories after.

Gulf Distributing Closes on Deal for Supreme Beverage in Alabama

Gulf Distributing Closes on Deal for Supreme Beverage in Alabama

Middle-tier consolidation continues to chug along, this time in Alabama. Gulf Distributing Holdings in Mobile, the state’s largest beer wholesaler, completed the acquisition of Supreme Beverage Co. in Huntsville on December 4.