Anheuser-Busch Acquires Cutwater Spirits


Anheuser-Busch recently announced that it has acquired Cutwater Spirits. Cutwater Spirits will be joining Anheuser-Busch’s Beyond Beer portfolio. Anheuser-Busch is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch In Bev, their acquisition of Cutwater spirits will be the brand’s first spirit’s business acquisition.

Anheuser-Busch Acquires Cutwater Spirits

About Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch Companies is an American brewing company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  It is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Bush In Bev since 2008. The beer brand is responsible for the production, importation and distribution of several AB InBev products. Some of such brands include the 3 company-designated global brands, Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Becks. Other brand’s the company is responsible for include Bud Light, Busch Beer, Natural Light and Leffe.

About Cutwater Spirits

Cutwater Spirits was founded in 2016, it has 7 premium mixers, 14 canned cocktails and 16 types of spirits which include different variations of whiskey, vodka, rum and gin. The company has achieved a lot even though it is a relatively new brand. It already distributes to 34 U.S states and operates out of a 50,000 square foot production facility.

About the Cutwater Spirit’s Acquisition

As part of the acquisition, Cutwaters will be adding its premium ready to enjoy cocktails to the Anheuser-Bush’s portfolio. They will be adding their premium cocktails to the brands Beyond Beer line. The line already has beverages like Babe Rose, Hiball and Ritas. Following the acquisition, Cutwater Spirits business will continue to be led Yuseff Cherney and Earl Knight from Cutwaters Spirit. They will be assisted by other senior-level managers from both Cutwaters and the beer company. With the help of the beer company, Cutwater will be able to scale the brand, using the beer company’s expertise in logistics and distribution, brand-building and packaging.

Cutwater and Anheuser-Busch Speak on the Acquisition

Yuseff Cherney Cutwater Spirits founder stated that the spirit brand is very excited to have found a partner that understands their vision. He expressed his joy to be joining the beer company’s family, stating that they will give the spirit brand the tools and resources to grow and thrive.

Marina Hahn the new business co-founder of the beer company also spoke about the acquisition. Stating the beer company is happy to welcome the spirit brand to their family. He sang the brand’s praises, talking about the tremendous amount of respect they have for what they have created and cultivated. He also talked about how he looked forward to working with the brand to expand their premium canned cocktails to consumers across the U.S


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