-------------------------------------------------- WELCOME TO BREWNYMPH.COM! ... THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! ------------------------------------------------------------
SERVING AND PROMOTING THE FLORIDA CRAFT BEER COMMUNITY AND METRO JACKSONVILLE CIRCUIT: BREWERIES, BUSINESSES, CONSUMERS
COVERING FLORIDA'S CRAFT BEER SCENE ... NEWS, EVENTS, FEATURES!

THIS JUST IN, 2/23, 10pm: ENGINE 15 DOWNTOWN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CITY ISSUES
TAMPA BAY BEER WEEK, MARCH 3-11! TBBW KICKS OFF WITH ULTIMATE BREWER ON 3/2 at BREW BUS BREWING: SEE BEERSPHERE PAGE!
WALKING TREE BREWERY BEGINS DISTRIBUTION IN THE JAX AREA! SEE HEADLINE STORY AND "TAP THIS" PAGE! (news you heard here first!)
THIS WEEK'S "A LOOK BACK" RETRO ARTICLE IN THE SIDEBAR: FBG (Florida Brewers Guild) FEST - Tampa from 2017! THIS YEAR'S FEST IS SATURDAY 3/3; WITH TAMPA BAY BEER WEEK!
BOLD CITY BREWERY BRINGING 16 oz CANS OF DUKE'S AND MORE TO MARKET IN 2018!
SEE INTERVIEW ON 12/29 "LET'S GET A BEER, FLORIDA!" VIDEO, SAVED ON YOUTUBE

CATCH THE WEEKLY NEWS & EVENTS VIDEO "LET'S GET A BEER, FLORIDA!" IN THE SIDEBAR (saved on YouTube)!
FLORIDA AND LOCAL JAX, JAX BEACH, ST. AUGUSTINE, and with interviews!

WARNING: CONTENT ON THIS SITE INCLUDES MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR IMMATURE ADULTS: THERE ARE NO BOOB SHOTS HERE, BUT A BEERGASM IS POSSIBLE
PUT YOUR CANS IN A TEAL-AND-GOLD PEACE, LOVE, PINTS (R) KOOZIE! SEE THE "TAP THIS" PAGE; GET A FREE KOOZIE WHEN YOU BUY A SHIRT!
ORDER PEACE, LOVE, PINTS (R) BEERWEAR NOW! Get Into Some! Prices Reduced!

RIGHT HERE IN ONE PLACE: YOUR ONE-STOP SOURCE! "TAP THIS" CALENDAR PAGE: EVENTS AROUND METRO JAX, JAX BEACH, ST. AUGUSTINE;
"BEERSPHERE" PAGE: BEERFEST & SPECIAL EVENTS ALL AROUND FLORIDA, WITH DESCRIPTIONS & LINKS! PLAN AHEAD!
CHECK OUT THE FLORIDA EAST COAST BREWERY MAP ON THE "FLORIDA BEER HERE" PAGE: NORTHEAST FLORIDA TO PALM BEACH!
SIGN UP FOR THE BREWNYMPH NEWSLETTER ... and .. FOLLOW BY EMAIL FOR DELIVERY OF NEWS AND FEATURE ARTICLES (see signups below)
TEAMBUILDING/CORPORATE BEER EVENT, BEER PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, TOURS, EVENTS! I'D LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU, YOUR BUSINESS, OR YOUR GROUP!
making HEADlines:

FLORIDA'S FUNKY BUDDHA BREWERY ACQUIRED BY CONSTELLATION BRANDS


 August 10, 2017: Rumors had been swirling for months that Funky Buddha Brewery had been sold to one of the large beer "big boys." When the announcement was made earlier today that the South Florida brewery had been sold to Constellation Brands, the purchaser was likely a surprise to most. 









In a press release, Constellation Brands stated that Funky Buddha joins the company's "Craft & Specialty Beer Group." The stated purpose behind the acquisition is to "reinforc[e] [Constellation's] strategy to lead the high-end beer segment in the United States." Funky Buddha Head Brewer and President Ryan Sentz summed up the brewery's position: “We chose to partner with Constellation because we saw an alignment in vision and felt they gave us the greatest opportunity for growth and development." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was made the day after the Florida Brewers Guild held its inaugural Florida Brewers Conference. 

Constellation Brands made headlines in November 2015 when it paid an unprecedented $1 billion for Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego. Prior to that, Constellation was known mostly for its Mexican imports (Corona, Modelo, Pacifico). With this announcement, it appears that Constellation is positioning itself as a major player in the "high-end" craft beer market. 

News of the story broke through Brewbound in the morning. This writer was departing the host hotel from the Florida Brewers Conference and relayed the story on social media about 13 minutes thereafter. Later in the evening, Brewbound reported further that Constellation is looking to acquire additional "local" breweries in strategic markets such as Illinois, Texas and New York.  Rumors are already circulating on social media as to which brewery will be acquired next. 


Cheers,
Linda Johnson,
Certified Cicerone®