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Constellation Brands acquires Four Corners Brewing Co


Constellation Brands has acquired Dallas-based brewer Four Corners Brewing Co producer of a range of premium products including Local Buzz Honey-Rye Golden Ale and El Chingón IPA.

Four Corners, which will join Constellation's Craft & Specialty Beer Group, was founded in 2012 by longtime friends George Esquivel, Greg Leftwich and Steve Porcari. The founders and their team will all remain involved with Four Corners following the acquisition.
 
"We like to say that Four Corners Brewing is our collective beer journey, and partnering with Constellation continues that journey by opening amazing possibilities of where our brand and company can go," says Esquivel. "We're proud Texas brewers, and we've always had intent of sharing our brews and our story with as many people as possible. We know Constellation Brands is the right partner to help us do that."
 
Sales have grown five-fold since 2014, and the brewery expanded capacity from 8,000 barrels in 2016 to 25,000 barrels in 2017. Four Corners has won multiple local awards in their short history for both brewing and branding. Most notably, the Four Corners team won D Magazine's 2015 Editors' Choice Award for Best Brewery. The brewery was also awarded top honours from The Dallas Society of Visual Communications in 2015 winning gold for packaging design and gold for Judge's Choice.
 
"Four Corners brings a culture that mixes adventure and innovation with elements of heritage and tradition," says President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Newlands, Constellation Brands. "It's a compelling opportunity for Constellation because Four Corners' bicultural inspired flavours and branding capitalise on one of the hottest trends in beer – Hispanic influenced products. George, Greg and Steve have created beers that are big on flavour, refreshing and pair well with bold Texas cuisine, while creating a brand that embraces and reflects the diversity of its people. We're excited to help them take the brand further."

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