The United States Is Not The Only Place To Find Craft Brewers Growing

Posted by: T. Andrew Nemeckay Publish Date: Jul 27, 2017

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The United States
Is Not The Only
Place To Find Craft
Brewers Growing
Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg
Acquire London Fields Brewery
in Latest Joint Venture

Less than a week after announcing a joint brewing venture in Hong Kong, Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg this week announced the acquisition of United Kingdom-based London Fields Brewery

Carlsberg purchased the Hackney-based brewery for nearly $5.2 million following about six months of negotiations, according to the Evening Standard.

The London Fields Brewery deal marks Brooklyn’s fifth international craft brewing venture, and the New York beer company’s fourth undertaking with Carlsberg.

Last week, Brewbound reported that Brooklyn and Carlsberg were partnering on the formation of HK Yau Brewing Company in Hong Kong. Previously, the two companies teamed up on the 2015 rebuild of the E.C. Dahls Brewery in Trondheim, Norway, and the 2013 opening of The New Carnegie Brewery in Stockholm, Sweden.

Brooklyn Brewery president Robin Ottaway told Brewbound that each brewery is “operated under the same structure with each partner contributing its strengths.” “Carlsberg has a strong route to market in each of these countries, and Brooklyn contributes its craft experience to the brewing, marketing and branding,” Ottaway said. The financial arrangements of its joint ventures are not public, he added. Brooklyn, which sold a 24.5 percent minority stake to Japan’s Kirin Brewery last October, also operates South Korea’s Jeju Brewing Company, which it launched in April 2016.

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Fat Head’s Breaks Ground on
Expanded $12 Million Brewery

Ohio-based Fat Head’s Brewery finally broke ground today on a $12 million destination brewery that will double the company’s production capabilities, enabling it to produce as much as 60,000 barrels of beer annually. (SOUNDS LIKE MSB)

Plans for the new facility, located about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland, were first revealed last November by Crain’s Cleveland Business. At the time, Fat Head’s brewmaster Matt Cole said the larger brewing space could open as early as last month, but that timeline has since been pushed back until early 2018.

Fat Head’s, which produces most of its beer inside of a 35,000 sq. ft. brewery in Middleburg Heights, will relocate its operations into a much larger 125,000 sq. ft. building that is being developed by Interstate 71 Partners and is located about one mile away from its current facility. The brewery will initially lease and occupy about 75,000 sq. ft. of space, according to sales and marketing director Bill Wetmore.

“Really, for the first time at the brewery, we will be able to deliver the experience for the visitor,” he told Brewbound.

The new location will include a 250-seat bar and restaurant, as well as a new pilot brewery, bottling and packaging equipment and a distribution center. A “state-of-the-art” German-made brewhouse is also expected to be installed in early 2018, with beer from the facility hitting retail shelves by May 2018, Wetmore said.

Last year, sales of Fat Head’s beer increased 13 percent, to 25,000 barrels. Wetmore said the company is projecting sales of about 32,000 barrels this year.

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