Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A-B Snaps Up Another Craft Brewer: Arizona's Four Peaks (Print Only)

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

A-B Snaps Up Another Craft Brewer: Arizona's Four Peaks (Print Only)

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Anheuser-Busch is buying Four Peaks Brewing Co., Arizona's largest craft brewer and brewpub owner.

Founded in 1996, Four Peaks produced 70,000 barrels of beer this year. For comparison, St. Louis' largest craft brewer, The St. Louis Brewery, produces 60,000 barrels of Schlafly beer annually.

Financial terms of the sale, which is set to close in the first quarter of 2016, were not disclosed Friday.

Four Peaks is the sixth brewer to join A-B's craft and imports portfolio, The High End. The other craft brewers that Anheuser- Busch the St. Louis-based unit of Belgium's A-B InBev has acquired in recent years are Goose Island Beer Co., Blue Point Brewing Company, 10 Barrel Brewing, Elysian Brewing Company and Golden Road Brewing.

Another big craft beer sale may be on the horizon. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reported Friday that advisory firm Lazard Middle Market is advising Fort Collins, Colo. …

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