City Brewing Strikes Deal to Acquire Hardy

Well this is unexpected. Back in October BBD reported that Yuengling was in the final stage of purchasing the former Coors Brewery in Memphis, now the Hardy Bottling Facility. Recall that Coors had shut down the brewery in 2006 and then sold it to an employee-lead group called Chism Hardy Enterprises for $9 million. When we spoke to coo Dave Casinelli, he told us "it wasn't something we were out there looking for," but noted the plant is "ideally located" and that there aren't many current capacity opportunities out there

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