Smuttynose Brewing and Five Boroughs Brewing Joining Under the Ownership of Finestkind Brewing

Smuttynose Brewing and Five Boroughs Brewing Joining Under the Ownership of Finestkind Brewing

Smuttynose Brewing and Five Boroughs Brewing Joining Under the Ownership of Finestkind Brewing

Just announced – Smuttynose Brewing Company and Five Boroughs Brewing Company are joining forces under the ownership of Finestking Brewing LLC.

In a year of mergers, acquisitions, changes, and growth (as well as much decline) in the craft beer industry – here comes yet another merger / acquisition.

Brooklyn – based craft brewery Five Boroughs Brewing Co. has been acquired by Smuttynose Brewing Company

The Brooklyn – based craft brewery Five Boroughs Brewing Co. has been acquired by Smuttynose Brewing Co., the first brewery in New Hampshire.

The acquisition, announced on November 7, 2023 (yesterday), provides Finestkind Brewing LLC, the owner of Smuttynose, with access to resources in the New York market and an expanded presence in the tri-state area. Over the next few months, Five Boroughs’ production will transition to Finestkind Brewing’s facility in Hampton, New Hampshire.

We’re thrilled to partner with Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Smuttynose is a craft beer pioneer, and we share their commitment to high-quality craft beers. Under their leadership, we’re confident in the brand’s continued growth, reaching even more craft beer consumers across the tri-state area and beyond.

Blake Tomnitz – Co Founder and CEO of Five Boroughs Brewing

The Five Boroughs Brewing Company’s taproom in Sunset Park (Brooklyn, NY) will continue to operate. It will stay home to the innovation lab and will be used to try out new beer styles, new beers, and all around be a R & D facility (research and development).

They will be doing small batches for select accounts, as well as innovation, research, and supporting new projects.

We remain dedicated to our Sunset Park taproom’s role as a hub for creativity and experimentationIt serves as a space for pushing craft beer boundaries while celebrating the community that has shaped the brand.

Kevin O’Donnell – Co Founder and COO of Five Boroughs Brewing Company

The acquisition represents a new chapter for Finestkind Brewing LLC as it explores potential expansion into new beverage categories, including non-alcoholic options. Five Boroughs will join Smuttynose Brewing Company and Island District Cocktails as one of Finestkind’s core beverage brands. Smuttynose Brewing Company is committed to ongoing portfolio development and establishing a new beverage platform, with a focus on geographical diversification and a warm welcome to like-minded brands eager to join its expanded portfolio.

All around this looks like a good acquisition that will help all brands and companies involved. As the craft beer industry begins to downsize and slim down, narrowing itself and winnowing away some of the excess its gained over the booming years, there will be more and more of these kinds of acquisitions.

We’ve closely monitored Five Boroughs from a distance for some time nowWe admire their remarkable achievements in the competitive craft beer space. Through discussions with Blake, Kevin, and Kian, we are convinced of their integrity and passion for the brand, making this partnership fruitful.

Steve Kierstead – CEO of Finestking Brewing LLC

We are incredibly proud of the foundation laid by the entire team here at Five Boroughs over the last six years. Each team member, past and present, has contributed to the success of the company and collectively propelled us to where we are todayI am fully confident that Finestkind will be great stewards, leveraging resources and economies of scale, to ensure the continued growth and future of what the team here has built

Kian Oveissi – Co Founder and CFO of Five Boroughs Brewing Company

For More Information on Smuttynose Brewing Company

(The following comes from press release.)

Smuttynose Brewing Co. is a leading independent craft brewery founded in 1994 and situated on a historic 14-acre farm in Hampton, New Hampshire. The Smuttynose campus features a state-of-the-art LEED Gold-Certified© brewery, tasting bar and retail store, beer garden, and pub-style restaurant with one of the Seacoast’s best outdoor patios.

(The following comes from Untappd.)

Smuttynose Brewing Company is a regional brewery from Hampton, New Hampshire. They have 289 unique beers and over 860,000 ratings with a global average rating of 3.63 (as of 11.8.23). Their Untappd description reads: New Hampshire’s Craft Brewery. Est. 1994.

You can find them at the following social media pages:

For More Information on Five Boroughs Brewing

(The following comes from the press release.)

Five Boroughs Brewing Co., established in 2017, is a Brooklyn-based brewery and taproom that produces craft beers that embody the dynamic spirit of New York City, a place where aspirations are only limited by what you are able to brew up in your head. Founded by friends who shared a passion for homebrewing and exceptional beer, Five Boroughs is available throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

(The following comes from Untappd.)

Five Boroughs Brewing Company is a micro brewery from Brooklyn, NY. They have 160 unique beers and over 74,000 ratings on Untappd with a global average rating of 3.73 (as of 11.8.23). Their Untappd description reads: Five Boroughs is great craft beer brewed for your New York City.

You can find them on the following social pages:

Last Updated: February 22, 2024By

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