Camden Town Brewery acquired by AB InBev

Camden Town Brewery acquired by AB InBev

Craft beer brand Camden Town Brewery has been acquired by leading brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev).

The acquisition will enable Camden Town Brewery to expand its operations, bringing more of its popular canned, bottled and kegged beer to more people.

Founded by Jasper Cuppaidge, the owner of The Horseshoe pub in Hampstead, Camden Town Brewery started full production in 2010.

From an original staff of three people, it now employs a team of 95 and has sold 12 million pints in 2015.

Their beers are available in over 1,000 pubs, bars, restaurants and retailers around the UK, as well as further afield in Sweden, Australia and Japan.

Cuppaidge said: “Our growth has been phenomenal. To keep up with the demand for our distinctive beers we’ve had to look at expanding our brewing capacity and team.

“AB InBev is going to be our strategic partner, helping us maintain the character and quality of our beers, while giving us access to the investment we need to drive Camden to being ever more successful at home and abroad.

“Opportunities like this come rarely. We believe we must have the ambition to grab this opportunity and turn Camden Town Brewery, and the quality it stands for, from being an outstanding London brewer to being a world famous one.”

Iain Newell, European director of specialities & craft at AB InBev, added: “We have a passion for great beer.

“Camden Town is a creative business with a great range of brands that will complement our existing portfolio.

“We will support their ambitious plans for the future, using our expertise and global distribution network to help them get their great beer to more people.”

The deal is expected to close by 7 January, following which Camden Town Brewery will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of AB InBev.