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The Big Sale: Is It A Big Deal?

The Big Sale: Is It A Big Deal?

Last week's announcement that Stone & Wood's founders had agreed to sell their business to Lion sent shockwaves through the industry. But, as the dust settles, what has really changed for indie brewers and those who buy indie beer?

September 16, 2021 by James Smith


Lion Buys Stone & Wood

September 9, 2021 by James Smith

In news that will send shockwaves through the local beer community, Lion have today confirmed the acquisition of Stone & Wood as well as associated brands in the Fermentum Group, including Fixation and Two Birds.


Fermentum To Lion: The Founders' Tale

September 9, 2021 by James Smith

Following the sale of the Fermentum Group to Lion, we chatted to co-founders Ross Jurisich and Jamie Cook to get more on how they reached this point.


Mighty Craft To Buy Mismatch In $47m Deal

June 10, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Mighty Craft continue to snap up craft breweries and other alcoholic beverages, today announcing plans to acquire the Adelaide Hills Group, which includes Mismatch Brewing, in a $47m buyout.


Ballistic Add To Their Arsenal

March 9, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Ballistic Beer have welcomed two more brewpubs into their family, with the announcement the Queensland brewery has bought The Whitsunday Island Brewing Company in Airlie Beach and Bargara Brewing in Bundaberg.


Two Birds Bought By Fermentum

January 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Two Birds have been acquired by Fermentum, the parent company of Stone & Wood and Fixation, among others. It comes ten years after founders Jayne Lewis decided to form Australia's first female-owned brewing company.


All Hands Changes Hands

February 24, 2020 by Will Ziebell

All Hands Brewing House claimed the Champion Brewpub title at the 2019 Indies. And now it's become the latest brewery to change hands with Signature adding it to a portfolio that includes TGI Fridays and Foresters in Brisbane.


Mornington Peninsula’s New Old Brewery

January 20, 2020 by Will Ziebell

Less than eighteen months after selling the business to Tribe Breweries, Mornington Peninsula Brewery founder Matt Bebe is back where he started – and with a new brewery and distillery on the way too.


Unfinished Mead Business

January 17, 2020 by James Smith

Having moved from beer writing to brewing, Willie Simpson is planning another change of tack as he turns 70: a return to mead. And kayaking. And sourdough baking. And astronomy. And...


CUB Buy Balter

December 5, 2019 by James Smith

The rumours swirling around the beer industry have turned out to be based in reality as CUB today confirmed they've added Balter to a stable already containing the likes of Pirate Life and 4 Pines.

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