Wicked Weed of North Carolina is latest purchase
AB InBev’s brewery-buying spree across the world continues apace with its latest purchase, Wicked Weed, founded 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville is well known in American craft beer circles for its dozens of microbreweries, and craft giants Sierra Nevada and New Belgium also have outposts in the area. Wicked Weed specialises in sour, wild and barrel-aged beers and has a brewery dedicated to their production, as well as a 50 US-barrel (59 hL) main brewhouse.
Wicked Weed joins formerly independent American breweries such as Goose Island, Blue Point, 10 Barrel, Elysian, Golden Road and Devils Backbone in AB InBev’s craft and imported beer unit, known as “The High End”.
The deal is subject to regulatory approval and the terms were not disclosed.