Isle of Skye Brewing Company has agreed to acquire craft beer producer Black Wolf Brewery from VC2 Brands for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Throsk, Scotland, Black Wolf Brewery produces a range of 12 premium craft beers including Rok IPA, Lomond Gold and 1488.
Black Wolf Brewery was previously known Traditional Scottish Ales before rebranding and changing its name in 2014.
A statement from the Isle of Skye Brewing Company claims that the acquisition will ensure that the company is able to meet the growing demand for their of craft beers, as it will now be able to use Black Wolf’s established bottling facilities.
The company also claims that the move also provides the opportunity to explore other packaging solutions, which could lead to new SKUs and listings across the entire range.
Kenny Webster, managing director of Isle of Skye Brewing Company said: “The purchase of Black Wolf Brewery from our friends at VC2 brands is a hugely positive move for both businesses.
“For Skye Brewing in particular, by having our own owned bottling facilities, we’ll be able to meet current growth demands and look at additional opportunities, such as introducing new SKUs which would be another growth area for the brand.
“Skye Brewing has gone from strength to strength since the first brew back in 1995. Our talented team will continue to produce our award-winning range on Skye, and we look forward to bringing a taste of the island to more people as we increase production thanks to the new deal.”
Graham Coull, Director of VC2 Brands: “We’ve worked with the team at Skye Brewing Company for a number of years and the deal we’ve brokered will secure the longevity, growth and future for both brands and wider businesses.
“This sale allows us to focus more on the Boë Gin brand which is growing very rapidly.”
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