First Beverage Group, one of the top dealmaking firms in the beverage industry, today announced that it has spun off its investment banking division and merged the unit with Seattle-based Cascadia Capital’s consumer and retail team.
Dave Burwick, the CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., has departed the Bay Area-based specialty coffee maker to take the helm at Boston Beer, the producer of Samuel Adams.
Columbia Distributing, one of the largest beverage wholesalers in the U.S., will acquire Oregon City’s General Distributors for an undisclosed sum, according to the companies.
The New York-based company, which makes and markets a variety of beer, wine and spirits products, today confirmed plans to become the first major alcohol manufacturer to formally expand into the marijuana business via the purchase of a 9.9 percent stake in Canada’s Canopy Growth Corporation (WEED).
Minnesota-based Cold Spring Brewing Company has been acquired by Brynwood Partners, a Connecticut-based private equity firm with existing investments in a variety of food and beverage companies.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and Keurig Green Mountain have signed an agreement to enter into a research and development-driven joint venture that will be tasked with inventing an in-home alcohol drink system, the two companies announced today.
Hoping to emulate the early success of his San Diego-based beer company Saint Archer Brewing, which was purchased by MillerCoors last September, entrepreneur Josh Landan is doubling down on the beverage business.
The division of labor for the joint venture will see Starbucks “contribute Teavana’s tea expertise, industry-leading retail activation, and consumer engagement capabilities,” while Anheuser-Busch “leads production, bottling and distribution to retailers nationwide,” the companies revealed via press release.