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12 December, 2019

Brewing news USA, AL: Huntsville’s Straight to Ale to acquire Druid City Brewing Company in Tuscaloosa

Two of Alabama’s most popular breweries are set to merge. Huntsville’s Straight to Ale brewing will acquire Druid City Brewing Company in Tuscaloosa, al.com reported on December 9.

The breweries announced the deal Monday morning in a press release, saying the collaboration will lead to the growth of both brands, providing for more room for creativity.

Druid City co-owner Bo Hicks, and Straight to Ale owner Dan Perry said in a joint statement they are excited about the decision. The pair met through craft brewing industry events over the years and grew to become friends. After talking shop over the years, the two decided that a partnership would allow them to create a more dynamic brewery experience.

“We saw an opportunity where we could both succeed and be a bigger part of the culture and the community here in Alabama,” Hicks said in the press release. Hicks says the partnership will allow Druid City to have packaged beer.

In the release, Perry said he and the team at Straight to Ale were looking forward to expanding the brand that Elliott Roberts and Bo Hicks created at Druid City.

“We’ll have the opportunity to produce some Druid City beers in larger quantities for distribution, while increasing the variety of beer in the Druid City taproom,” Perry explains. “We’ll use our channels to help move Druid City beers throughout the state both in draft and package.”

Straight to Ale is located at 2610 Clinton Avenue in Huntsville, Al. Druid City is located behind Citi Trends on 15th Street in Tuscaloosa, Al.


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