Boston Beer Co. subsidiary buys L.A. microbrewer
on 06/01/12 at 11:01 amBeer
Alchemy & Science — launched in October by Alan Newman, founder of Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Co. — will help fuel Angel City’s brewery expansion in downtown L.A.
The deal marks the first brewery for the portfolio of Alchemy & Science, a “craft beer collaboration” funded by Jim Koch’s Boston Beer Co.
Angel City, owned by award-winning homebrewer Michael Bowe, is known for its pale ale, pilsner and lager beers. The microbrewer has been in business since 1997.
According to a Boston Beer Co. regulatory filing, Bowe will remain with Angel City for two years as an adviser.
Alchemy & Science, based in Burlington, Vt., says its mission is to “increase awareness of craft brewed beers around the country.”