Junction Craft Brewery acquires craft brewer Woodhouse Brewing

Junction Craft Brewery (JCB), a Canadian beverage producer, has acquired Woodhouse Brewing, an independent craft brewer in Toronto for an undisclosed price.

The acquisition was carried out by a new parent company called Junction Craft Beverage Co. (JCBC). The brand portfolio of the new parent company will feature Junction Craft Brewery, Caribru, and Woodhouse Brewing.

Woodhouse Brewing is said to have been an established name in the west Toronto beer scene for 11 years. The brewery produces a variety of craft beers, which include its flagship beer brand — Conductor’s Craft Ale.

Graham Woodhouse — Woodhouse Brewing founder said: “As one of Ontario’s largest contract brewers, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last eight years.

“Joining JCBC, a larger organisation with a physical brewery, allows us to access new channels, more easily bringing new products to market. It’s important that we continue to serve our customers by supplying exceptional products where and however they want to purchase them.”

Junction Craft Brewery acquires Toronto-based craft brewer Woodhouse Brewing

Junction Craft Brewery acquires Toronto-based craft brewer Woodhouse Brewing. (Photo courtesy of CNW Group/Junction Craft Beverage Co.)

Junction Craft Brewery will also operate a second area of business under the Craft Beer Services, which is engaged in co-packing services to support craft beverage start-ups.

Stuart Wheldon — Junction Craft Beverage CEO said: “We’re seeing constant creative innovation coming out of the small and medium-sized beverage space. Our goal is to be right there with our peers, offering value added services to our partners, from product development and production to logistics and distribution support.

“Combined with our own brand strategy, we’re creating a business that celebrates all things craft and lets us do the thing we love most: create exceptional beverages for our customers.”

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