Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has been purchased by CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective.

According to founder John Reardon, Deep Ellum will remain an independent entity while the sale will give the brewery “immediate access to capacity” at Oskar Blues Brewing’s brewery located in Austin, Texas as well as “executive level resources.” In addition, Reardon will remain as ceo and president of the brewery going forward.

The move “will immediately allow us to do smaller, experimental batches, our expansion will give us some breathing room in Deep Ellum, and we should be able to move some of our core production to Austin,” said Reardon in a post on the Dallas/Fort Worth Let’s Talk Craft Beer Facebook group. “It took almost 9 months to get it where I wanted, but I believe it to be the right deal for the future of the brewery, the brand, myself, and my team.”

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The Dallas-based brewery joins Cigar City Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing Co., Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery as part of the “disruptive collective of like-minded brewers dedicated to bringing quality and innovative flavors to beer drinkers in the name of independent craft beer” that was founded in 2015 and funded by Fireman Capital Partners.

Deep Ellum produced an estimated 45,000 barrels of beer in 2017. In addition, the CANarchy breweries produced approximately 360,000 barrels of beer last year and was named the ninth largest U.S. craft beer company for 2017 by the Brewers Association.

An email sent to Deep Ellum for additional information was not immediately returned.