Another craft brewery has been purchased, but this time it is not by MillerCoors or AB InBev.
According to a press release, Vancouver-based Red Truck Beer Co. has purchased Fort Collins, Colo.-based Fort Collins Brewery and plans to obtain its U.S. federal brewing license by the end of the year. The company will close Fort Collins Brewery and then open a new brewpub named Truck Stop next year that will be housed in the 35,000-square-foot facility located at 1020 Lincoln Ave.
“We could see that Fort Collins was the epicenter for first class brewing in the U.S.,” said Mark James, founder of Red Truck, in a press release. “There is an amazing community of brewers and connoisseurs here and we are excited to become a part of the community.”
Red Truck opened in 2005 and currently produces approximately 20,000 barrels of beer per year which are distributed to Alberta, British Columbia and the state of Washington. Fort Collins Brewery was named H.C. Berger Brewery when it debuted in 1992, but was rebranded in 2003 and moved to its current 50-barrel brewhouse facility in 2010.
While specifics of the deal have not been disclosed, all of Fort Collins’ products are scheduled to be phased out by July.