Oskar Blues Brewery Holdings

OSKAR BLUES BREWERY HOLDINGS

LONGMONT, COLORADO

In 2011, FCP began its diligence of the craft beer industry as a high potential area for investment after noticing that craft beer had been highly disruptive to the overall US beer industry over the past decade. Founded in 2015, Oskar Blues Brewery Holdings, LLC (“OBBH”), is a craft beer portfolio that includes five US craft beer brands.

Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado, Brevard, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas while producing 192,000 barrels in 2015. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Spain, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and Australia. www.oskarblues.com

Cigar City Brewing (“CCB”), makers of Jai Alai IPA and Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, was founded in 2009 by Joey Redner with the goal of creating quality beer that reflected the flavors and history of the Tampa region. This unique perspective resonated with the local and national markets alike and the brewery has quickly grown from 1,000 barrels of beer in 2009 to an excess of 65,000 barrels produced in 2016. CCB’s partnership with Oskar Blues ushered in a new era of growth for this Florida-based organization, with new markets and technologies on the horizon. Since inception, CCB has won numerous awards and accolades commending the high-quality beer they consistently produce. Most recently, CCB was named the #4 Craft Brewery in the world in 2016 by RateBeer. www.cigarcitybrewing.com

Established in 2012, Perrin Brewing Company (“Perrin”) is a young and rapidly growing craft brewery based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Perrin is committed to crafting high-quality and consistent brews and has garnered a loyal local following and a strong reputation for its unique beers. Perrin’s has won numerous awards including its No Rules Vietnamese Porter, which RateBeer named “The World’s Top New Beer Release of 2015”. Through the 2015 partnership with Oskar Blues, Perrin has experienced exponential growth among package offerings, out-of-state distribution and an increase in barrel production. Perrin Brewing anticipates to brew over 26,000 barrels in 2016. www.perrinbrewing.com

Based in Park City, Utah, Salt Lake Brewing Co. is a craft beer brewer and brewpub operator that sells beer across 15 states under the Squatters and Wasatch brands. In 1986 Greg Schirf founded Wasatch Beers, Utah’s first microbrewery and brewpub in the resort town of Park City. Three years later, Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole, founders of Squatters, opened Salt Lake’s first brewpub. In 2000, Squatters and Wasatch merged their microbrewery operations creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. Combined, Squatters and Wasatch beers have won more than 100 awards at national and international beer competitions, a distinction that highlights the “statementmaking” nature of their beer. Currently, the Company employs over 300 people and operates a commercial brewery, as well as six branded brewpubs. www.squatters.com | www.wasatchbeers.com

 

Credit to Dan Fireman – He really sought us out and wanted to make sure that I didn’t consider him one of those guys with the evil horns who come in and break your business for the sake of profit. It was refreshing to meet someone who understood what the heart and soul of this business was. Sometimes, it isn’t the best business decisions that are the heart and soul. If you focus on the things that matter to your customer, then they will reward you by paying you for what it’s worth.

Dale Katechis, Founder, Oskar Blues Brewery

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