Asheville, North Carolina’s, Wicked Weed Brewing is being acquired by The High End, Anheuser-Busch’s business unit that focuses on craft and import brands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed and it’s still subject to regulatory approval before being finalized.
Wicked Weed opened in 2012 and first became known for West Coast IPAs and Belgian ales, then moved into producing more sours. According to a press release, today they own and operate four facilities in Asheville: their original downtown brewpub; the “Funkatorium,” the first dedicated sour beer taproom and barrel house on the East Coast; a 50-barrel production brewery in West Asheville; and the “Funk House and company headquarters,” a custom-designed brewhouse and training facility.
“This is an exciting time for the entire brewing team,” co-founder Walt Dickinson said in a press release. “Our ability to create a wide range of really well executed beers that are focused on creativity, quality, and drinkability is what makes Wicked Weed great. We have chosen to partner with The High End to position ourselves to make Wicked Weed what we imagined it could be when we first sat at a craft beer bar and talked about opening a brewery. As a brewer, giving our team more resources to continue innovating our portfolio and the ability to reach more craft drinkers, allows us to keep putting the beer and the people first.”
Wicked Weed posted the below message about the sale on their Facebook page this morning.