The Isle of Skye Brewing Company has acquired Black Wolf Brewery and its beer brands from VC2 Brands.
The move is expected to aid the continued growth and development of both brands and businesses. It will also help the Isle of Skye Brewing Company meet growth demand of its range, by using Black Wolf’s established bottling facilities.
Both businesses will operate as normal under the new ownership. All Skye Brewing range of beers will continue to be brewed in Uig on the Isle of Skye and Black Wolf will continue to bottle for other brands.
Isle of Skye Brewing has been operating since 1995 and was purchased by Kenny Webster in 2013. The company has seen sales treble over this period after a full rebrand and introduction of a new range of beers.
Black Wolf Brewery operates from Throsk near Stirling and was previously known as TSA (Traditional Scottish Ales) before rebranding and changing its name in 2014. Before the purchase by Isle of Skye Brewing Company, Black Wolf was part of the VC2 Brands portfolio, which also includes Stivy’s Cider and Liqueur ranges, and Boe Gin.
Kenny Webster, managing director of Isle of Skye Brewing Company, said: “The purchase of Black Wolf Brewery from our friends at VC2 brands is a hugely positive move for both businesses. For Skye Brewing in particular, by having our own owned bottling facilities, we’ll be able to meet current growth demands and look at additional opportunities, such as introducing new SKUs which would be another growth area for the brand.
“Skye Brewing has gone from strength to strength since the first brew back in 1995. Our talented team will continue to produce our award-winning range on Skye, and we look forward to bringing a taste of the island to more people as we increase production thanks to the new deal.”
Graham Coull, director of VC2 Brands: “We’ve worked with the team at Skye Brewing Company for a number of years and the deal we’ve brokered will secure the longevity, growth and future for both brands and wider businesses. This sale allows us to focus more on the Boë Gin brand which is growing very rapidly.”