Minnesota’s Lucid Brewing struck a deal to acquire American Sky Brewing, located in neighboring Wisconsin. According to the announcement, the combined companies will operate under Lucid Brewing LLC. but will maintain separate brand identities.
Under Lucid’s management, American Sky will continue to operate its Hudson, Wisc., tap room, The Hangar, and distribute throughout the western part of the state. Draft and bottle production is expected to move to Lucid’s Minnetonka, Minn. facility before the end of summer.
“Having Lucid on board represents a positive growth for the American Sky brand,” says Kati Schenz, General Manager of American Sky. “The Lucid team brings a different set of skills to the table. They have experience with larger scale production and a wider distribution network which is exciting for growing American Sky”.
“We are really excited about the American Sky team and taproom,” says Lucid co-owner Jon Messier. “Since we began in 2011, our focus has been on production and distribution. We are one of a handful of breweries without a taproom, and running one is not in our wheelhouse. The American Sky team is talented and we are excited to work together to improve the customer experience at The Hangar.”