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St Peter’s, a craft brewer based in Suffolk, UK, has been bought by a group of private individuals for an undisclosed sum.
With an international distribution footprint, St Peter’s Brewery produces ales and alcohol-free beers, sold in casks, kegs and its signature oval bottle.
The company – which also owns and runs the Jerusalem Tavern in Clerkenwell, London – was founded by John Murphy, who is retiring after running the business for 23 years.
Derek Jones – who has previously worked at alcohol companies including Molson Coors and SABMiller – will lead the new management team as CEO.
Commenting on the acquisition, Jones said: “This is an incredibly exciting new chapter for St Peter’s Brewery. St Peter’s has strong roots and a very distinctive identity. It is a powerful platform from which to grow the business into the future.
“John Murphy had a clear vision for the brand, and we want to build on that. We will invest in the brewery in Suffolk from the outset to maintain quality while meeting growing demand.
“We believe the staff at St Peter’s have contributed enormously to the company’s success and are key to its future. We look forward to working with this excellent team and making some really good British beer.”
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