Sleeman Breweries Makes Takeover Bid for Wild Rose Brewery

CALGARY, ABSleeman Breweries, the Guelph-based national brewer owned by Japan’s Sapporo Breweries, has announced a takeover bid for Wild Rose Brewery, one of the oldest and largest craft breweries in Alberta.

Wild Rose shareholders will be voting on the offer – the amount of which has not been disclosed publicly – on May 9th, with the result to be announced the following day.

In operation since 1996, Wild Rose was originally based in a Calgary industrial park. A move to the redeveloped Currie Barracks on a former Canadian Forces Base took place in 2006, followed in 2014 by the addition of a 40,000 square foot production facility in southeast Calgary.

Should the offer be approved, Wild Rose will join a portfolio that includes the main Sleeman plant in Guelph, Okanagan Spring Brewery in British Columbia, Unibroue in Quebec, and brands from defunct breweries including Upper Canada and Maclays Pale Ale.

Source: CBC News

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