(Webberville, MI) – BeerPulse reported last week that an executive with MillerCoors was spotted at the recent Michigan Brewing auction. Today, MillerCoors confirmed that it won some auctions including brewing equipment and brands.
Here is the full statement from Spokesman, Peter Marino:
“We bought some of the assets of the Michigan Brewing Company at auction with the primary intention of acquiring their brewery equipment, which is in excellent condition. Given the rapid expansion of a number of Tenth and Blake brands, we decided an asset purchase would provide us with added small batch flexibility moving forward. We haven’t decided what, if anything, we might do with the brands at this point. It’s important to note, we do not own the brewing facility, just the equipment and the brand trademarks.”
While operating, annual brewery capacity exceeded 50,000 barrels.
Meanwhile, CraftBev International, representing the Celis family at the auction, acquired the Celis brands.