US: Anheuser-Busch acquires Wicked Weed Brewing
AB InBev, the global beer leader, has added to its business unit The High End with the acquisition of Wicked Weed, one of the leading producers of barrel-aged sour and wild beers in the southeastern United States.
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Wicked Weed Brewing was founded in 2012, since when the brewery has created over 500 different beers.
"Our ability to create a wide range of really well executed beers that are focused on creativity, quality and drinkability is what makes Wicked Weed great", commented Walt Dickinson, co-founder of Wicked Weed. "We have chosen to partner with The High End to position ourselves to make Wicked Weed what we imagined it could be when we first sat at a craft beer bar and talked about opening a brewery. As a brewer, giving our team more resources to continue innovating our portfolio and the ability to reach more craft drinkers, allows us to keep putting the beer and the people first".
The partnership between both companies is subject to regulatory approval.
Source: AB InBev