I hope that 2010 was as enjoyable for you as it was for me and that 2011 will bring prosperity. It’s already started for a few folks. A significant deal has emerged in the past few days and I’m proud to bring this to you.
Beer Barons is a company that was formed a few years ago. Sean Fleming and Troy Taylor began with what could be described as an iconic brand as their cornerstone. Weihenstephan is not only one of the best Weizenbiers in the world, it is also home to the oldest active brewery in the world and if that’s not enough, home to the technical brewing university of Bavaria.
They succeeded in picking up a few brands along the way but recently solidified their position in the beer industry by acquiring King Brewing. This wonderful brewery that was created by award winning brewer, Phil DiFonzo, is going to provide the beginning of a portfolio of beers that will only enhance the position of Beer Barons. Being able to offer a solid Pilsner, Dunkel and now the Pilsbock will complement the Weissbier of Weihenstephan.
From my point of view, this can only be good news. Phil will remain as the brew master and will be able to not only strengthen his already great beers but will be able to concentrate on developing other brands. Beer Barons in the meantime will be able to bring some capital investment to the business and allow the capacity to increase and will focus on distribution efforts.
What a great way to kick off the year!
Tomorrow - our first beer review of the year.