Smuttynose Brewing to Acquire Wachusett Brewery

Smuttynose Brewing to Acquire Wachusett Brewery

Smuttynose Brewing to Acquire Wachusett Brewery

In the rumor mill, and with a little announcement, today its become knowledge that Smuttynose Brewing (via FinestKind LLC) is set to acquire Wachusett Brewery.

Just back in November of 2023 it was announced that Smuttynose Brewing and Five Boroughs Brewing were combining to make FinestKind LLC. (See article: Smuttynose Brewing and Five Boroughs Brewing Joining Under the Ownership of Finestkind Brewing)

Wachussett Brewery is located in Westminster, Massachusetts.

Finestkind will acquire Massachusetts mainstay Wachusett Brewing Co., the companies shared with the Globe this week. Known for its blueberry ale and the Red Sox-mascot inspired Wally IPA, Wachusett has been in business since 1994.

”Their commitment to quality and community closely aligns with our own values at Smuttynose,” says Steve Kierstead, Smuttynose’s CEO. “Wachusett, a brand with 30 years of history, is not only a local leader in the fruit beer category, but their addition significantly diversifies our portfolio.”

Smuttynose to buy Wachusett Brewing Co. – The Boston Globe

Wachusett Bewery

Wachusett’s 15,000 barrel production (one barrel is equivalent to 31 gallons in the beer world) increases the total capacity of Smuttynose’s beer production to over 50,000 barrels annually.  Kierstead says there are no current plans to change Wachusett’s beer lineup, though the company will review what is working and what is not and won’t rule out future changes.

Smuttynose to buy Wachusett Brewing Co. – The Boston Globe

The following about Wachusett Brewery comes via Untappd:

Wachusett Brewing Company is a regional brewery from Westminster, MA. They have 158 unique beers and over 209,000 ratings, with a global average rating of 3.58 (as of 1.19.24).

Their Untappd description reads: Wachusett Brewing Company was founded in 1994 by 3 Massachusetts college buddies who developed a significant appreciation for craft beer during their adventures of biking, canoeing and hiking around New England. Armed with a “we can do this” attitude, the three cast off from their careers in engineering and biology to pursue their passion to make great beer. Today, Wachusett has grown to become one of the largest breweries in Northeast with a diverse and award-winning portfolio of ales and lagers that are still made with the same “we can do this” attitude that started the brewery over 20 years ago. Come visit us at The Brew Yard located at our brewery in Westminster MA to learn more about our story and sample our wide variety of beers. We hope to see you soon!

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or 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 1.19.24). Their Untappd description reads: New Hampshire’s Craft Brewery. Est. 1994.

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