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Curious Brewery acquires Wild Beer Co
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10 January 2023

Curious Brewery acquires Wild Beer Co

Curious Brewery has reached an agreement to acquire Wild Beer Co for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of Wild Beer Co will double the capacity of the existing Curious operation, which is located in Ashford, Kent. According to the company, it currently produces five million pints per year with the potential to expand upwards of 15 million pints. Curious chairman, Mark Crowther, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with some of the original team from Wild Beer Co to maintain the original innovative and creative spirit of that business. Adding their delicious craft beers to our stable of award-winning premium brands, Wild Beer Co’s range fits perfectly alongside our existing portfolio, delivering a range of interesting and differentiated beers." He continued: “The Wild Beer Co acquisition brings a lot of positives, including high-quality beers and distinctive brands, impressive distribution in both the on and off-trade, as well as a significant direct-to-consumer e-commerce operation. This new chapter for Wild Beer Co will bring some stability, placing the business on a sure footing. For Curious, this is an important step in our journey to become one of the UK’s leading brewers of specialist, premium beer and ciders.” In 2021, UK wine producer Chapel Down sold Curious to private equity firm Risk Capital Partners.

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