2015 might end up being the year Oskar Blues Brewing Co. takes over the earth, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. The full globe might be a bit of a stretch, but national distribution status is already within reach, and now the Longmont, Colo.-craft brewer is acquiring collaboration partner Michigan-based Perrin Brewing Co.
According to MLive, Oskar Blues purchased 100 percent ownership of Perrin, which recently underwent a significant management change:
Keith Klopcic, who left West Side Beer Distributing in January, will become the new president at Perrin Brewing Co. under a deal that’s been fermenting since the Michigan and Colorado breweries teamed up for a collaboration beer in December.
Klopcic replaces former brewery head Randy Perrin, a clothing manufacturer who is leaving the company after bankrolling the multi-million dollar operation that opened in fall 2012. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Oskar Blues hit the 150,000 barrel production mark in 2014 after building a second production facility and restaurant in Brevard, N.C. Perrin clocked in at about 14,000 bbls in 2014.