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Hop Take: Big Beer Swallows Kombucha

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Vine Pair

Hop Take: Big Beer Swallows Kombucha

Molson Coors recently announced the acquisition of Clearly Kombucha, a Fairfield, Calif.-based producer of non-alcoholic fermented tea beverages. The “booch” maker marks Molson Coors' first purchase of a non-alcoholic beverage brand.
As Brewbound reports , Clearly Kombucha described the move on social media as an “exciting” partnership that will help grow the brand, and that, “rest assured,” it will continue “crafting authentic fermented beverages.”
Sounds familiar. Pretty much every craft brewery that has sold to another company has said the same thing , or some version of it, in its original announcement.
Of course, Molson Coors isn't the only one moving in on teetotalers or those thirsty for healthy-leaning beverages. Anheuser-Busch owns Hiball Inc., a natural energy drink and organic soda maker. A-B also partnered with Starbucks to make and sell Teavana-brand bottled tea. A-B's “disruptive” venture capital arm, ZX Ventures, invested in Kombrewcha ; Canvas (a non-alcoholic...

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