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Craft beer shakeup: Why Stone & Wood Brewing sold to Lion

Craft beer shakeup: Why Stone & Wood Brewing sold to Lion

Update: 2021-09-12
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Brewing company Fermentum Group – parent company of craft beer heavyweights Stone & Wood – has announced its shock sale to Japanese-owned brewer Lion Australia.

You are likely as shocked by this as I was. You know how committed Stone & Wood seemed to their independence back when we met the founders in this 2019 documentary.

Soon after the news broke I published an opinion piece that expressed pretty clearly how I felt about their backflip, and the unfortunate knock-on effect for the independence movement:


On Friday I got hold of co-founder Ross Jurisich to try and make sense of the decision.

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Craft beer shakeup: Why Stone & Wood Brewing sold to Lion

Craft beer shakeup: Why Stone & Wood Brewing sold to Lion

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