Littleton’s Breckenridge Brewery is one in all eight breweries being acquired by international hashish firm Tilray Manufacturers in a deal anticipated to shut later this 12 months.
Tilray, which purchased Colorado’s Breckenridge Distillery in 2021, can pay the equal of $85 million to Anheuser Busch In Bev for the eight breweries, based on a submitting made with the Securities and Trade Fee Monday.
The eight breweries embody: Shock High, Breckenridge Brewery, Blue Level Brewing Firm, 10 Barrel Brewing Firm, Redhook Brewery, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Sq. Mile Cider Firm and HiBall Vitality.
Tilray stated in its announcement of the acquisition that it’ll develop into the fifth-largest craft brewer within the U.S. It’s at the moment the ninth largest, based on information from the Brewers’ Affiliation.
With the acquisition, the corporate says it’s going to triple its beer manufacturing from 4 million circumstances per 12 months to 12 million.
Firm management stated on a name with buyers Monday afternoon that the transfer higher positions Tilray in its “CBS progress technique,” and particularly the hashish beverage house – a sector that at the moment contains 30% of its enterprise.
The deal additionally permits Tilray to broaden its enterprise to new components of the U.S.
“This fills out, geographically, areas we wouldn’t have been in a position to go along with our present enterprise,” Tilray CEO Irwin Simon stated on Monday’s investor name.
Monday’s transaction contains present staff, breweries and brewpubs related to the eight breweries.
Based on The Denver Submit, Breckenridge Brewery owns a 12-acre Littleton campus that features a brewing facility and restaurant, in addition to its brewpub within the city of Breckenridge, the place the corporate was based greater than 30 years in the past.
The Littleton campus opened in 2015, proper earlier than Anheuser Busch In Bev purchased Breckenridge and a number of other different craft breweries.
Simon stated on Monday’s name the corporate hopes the deal closes within the subsequent 60-90 days.
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