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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

•MillerCoors continues to add to its craft beer portfolio at a rapid pace, announcing a deal to acquire a majority interest in Granbury, Texas-based Revolver Brewing. Revolver is known for its Blood & Honey brand, which has quickly become one of the leading craft labels in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Revolver will operate as a separate business unit of MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake division. The craft buy is the third in a month for MillerCoors, which also recently added Georgia’s Terrapin and Oregon’s Hop Valley to its stable.

•Milwaukee’s MKE Brewing Company is expanding operations with the lease of a 58,000-square-foot brewing space at the former Pabst brewery. Looking long-term, MKE’s plans for the site include hosting its brewing operations, a tasting room, event space and beer garden. The company will continue to operate its 2nd Street brewery in addition to the new space. MKE says sales and production are up 30% this year and at capacity, with a distribution footprint that covers Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

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