BrewDog has announced a huge acquisition that signals a major step back for Stone and its European ambitions.
This from BrewDog…
The brewery we have acquired is in the Mariendorf neighborhood of Berlin was originally opened in 2016 in a beautiful and historic gasworks building which dates to 1901.
We get the keys to our new European home on May 1st. After a certain time for evaluation we will be closed for a little bit as we turn the building into a BrewDog space, similar to the vibe we have created at our Columbus brewery.
After BrewDog takes stewardship of the brewery we will continue to help and support Stone in Europe by making their beers for European distribution. This is good for the beers, good for the environment and ultimately, good for beer fans.
We would like to thank Stone for their support and camaraderie over the years and that we look forward to our 2 businesses continuing to work together in the future, in the spirit of true craft beer collaboration and partnership. All for the betterment of beer.
This from Stone’s Greg Koch…
” I love Berlin. And when you love something, it’s bound to frustrate you at times. Times like right about now.”
“Today we announce we are transferring the ownership of the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin facility to our friends at BrewDog. Ultimately the project turned out to be too big, too bold and too early in our growth curve in Europe”
According to Koch, Stone’s distribution to its now 26 European countries will continue (with BrewDog’s help) and the Stone Brewing Tap Room – Prenzlauer Berg will remain open.