There’s been some big brewery sales this week. Here’s another: Pixie Paula Dezzutti, owner of Charleston’s first distillery, the Striped Pig Distillery (SPD), announced a majority stake in Ghost Monkey Brewery (GMB), a Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, based craft brewery (opened in 2016).
“I’m thrilled about this business venture,” said Striped Pig CEO Dezzutti. “After searching for the perfect partner for a local beer collaboration and being so lucky to find the amazingly talented team at Ghost Monkey who share so many of our family business values, investing in the future of hospitality in Charleston is the natural next step to elevating GMB to the global level.”
The local companies are already collaborating on innovative product releases, with a Bourbon inspired launch in the works. On International Beer Day last year, the woman-owned, family-operated distillery announced its first project with the brewery and the release of a special edition beer called “New BeGINnings,” a Belgian Wit style beer invoking the distinct botanical blends of Striped Pig’s best selling, award-winning gin.
“This move to bring the companies closer together only made sense,” said remaining operating partner and brew mastermind John Kosky.
As an active investor in the food and beverage real estate space, Dezzutti noted she is on the hunt to purchase additional locations worldwide for her portfolio.
Ghost Monkey Brewery prides itself on offering a consistent rotation of locally brewed beer. Made onsite in Mount Pleasant with an attached taproom, Ghost Monkey’s dream of developing new beers and sharing them with friends over great food and live music came to life in 2016 and continues to delight visitors and regulars with draft, growlers and cans to take home as well. Ghost Monkey Brewery is located at 522 Wando Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC, 29464.
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