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Interview, Part 2: Constellation Beer’s Paul Hetterich On The Ballast Point Acquisition

EDITOR’S NOTE: With its Mexican portfolio thriving, last year Constellation Brands’ beer division jumped into the craft segment with the $1 billion acquisition of Ballast Point, the San Diego-based craft brewer. Since that deal closed, long-time Constellation executive Marty Birkel has been named president of Ballast Point, while the craft brewer’s founder Jack White and former top executives Yuseff Cherney, Jim Buechler and Earl Kight have all departed. (They’re now involved in a new venture, Cutwater Spirits, which owns former Ballast Point spirits brands Three Sheets Rum, Devil’s Share Whiskey, Fugu Vodka and others.) In this second part of SND contributing editor Terri Allan’s interview, Constellation Beer president Paul Hetterich explores how the Ballast Point deal has impacted Constellation—and whether new moves in the craft segment lie ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 8, 2016

News Briefs for November 11, 2016

•Diageo’s Ketel One is introducing an on-pack virtual reality kit this holiday season. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 11, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 5, 2016

•California-based Ballast Point is introducing a new flavored India Pale Lager (IPL), Orange Vanilla Fathom. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 5, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 25, 2016

•San Diego-based craft brewer Ballast Point—which was acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion late last year—has unveiled plans to build a new East Coast brewery in Botetourt County, Virginia. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 13, 2016

•San Diego-based Ballast Point, recently acquired by Constellation for $1 billion, is planning a brewpub in the Long Beach, California marina district, reports the L.A. Times. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 13, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 9, 2016

•Ballast Point, the California craft brewer acquired by Constellation recently for $1 billion, is rolling out its Watermelon Dorado Double IPA in 12-ounce cans across the country. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 9, 2016

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