Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alberta Brewer Buying Joseph Huber Brewing
The Joseph Huber Brewing Co., which has been brewing beer in Wisconsin for 160 years, is being sold to a Canadian company. Mountain Crest Brewing of Calgary, Alberta, is buying Huber's Monroe, Wisc., brewery along with the company's Huber, Rhinelander and Wisconsin Club beer brands, and Blumer's soda brand.
As a result of the deal, Huber's former management has formed the Berghoff Brewing Co. and will continue to market that line of beers. A contract brewing agreement has been signed with Mountain Crest to continue to make the Berghoff beers in Monroe.
Mountain Crest has been brewing beer at Huber and is growing dramatically in Canada. The company says it plans to hire brewery workers and will use the added capacity to meet demands in the Canadian market, as well as expanding distribution for its Mountain Creek brand in the U.S.