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, CANarchy, is a disruptive collective of five innovative brewers dedicated to bringing quality, challenging flavors to beer drinkers in the name of craft beer.
Founded in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the Original Craft Beer in a Can with their 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 Colorado, North Carolina and Texas. Oskar Blues produced more than 200,000 barrels in 2016 and Dale’s Pale Ale earned the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S supermarkets. The original craft beer canners continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas and Spirits by Oskar Blues alongside auxiliary brands like Oskar Blues Fooderies, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, REEB Cycles and the cycling inspired accommodations and event space at REEB Ranch in North Carolina. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and South Korea. www.oskarblues.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 beers have 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 expanding over 25,000 barrels. www.perrinbrewing.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
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake Brewing Co. is a craft beer brewer and brewpub operator that sells beer across 19 states under the Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery 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 . Including, the prestigious, U.S. Mid-size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association in 2010, a distinction that highlights the “statementmaking” nature of their beer. Currently, the Company employs over 400 people and operates a commercial brewery, as well as six branded brewpubs. www.squatters.com | www.wasatchbeers.com