Saint Archer acquired by MillerCoors

After being acquired by MillerCoors, Saint Archer may soon be coming to a bar near you. Photo: Saint Archer

Saint Archer Brewing Co., the award-winning craft brewery birthed from the action-sports industry, was acquired yesterday by beer distribution giant MillerCoors for an undisclosed amount of money. Tenth and Blake, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, announced it would be acquiring a majority interest in the brewery.

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Founded by surf filmmaker Josh Landan in 2013 along with action-sports icons like Paul Rodriguez, Mikey Taylor, Todd Richards and Taylor Knox, the San Diego-based brewery’s popularity skyrocketed almost immediately. Saint Archer picked up two gold medals at the 2014 San Diego International Beer Festival and a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.

The company now expects to sell 35,000 barrels of beer in 2015, up more than 100 percent over 2014, making it one of the fastest-growing breweries in California.

Tenth and Blake plans to support its continued growth under the ongoing leadership of Josh Landan, who in past talks with GrindTV stated a desire to continue growing outside of California.

"We have always wanted to get great beer into more people's hands," said Landan about the acquisition. "We were fortunate that brewers big and small were interested in partnering with us, but Tenth and Blake was the clear choice. Joining Tenth and Blake allows us to keep doing what we love right here in San Diego, but now with more resources to innovate and grow. With their help, we hope to one day be a national brand."

His excitement was echoed by surfer Taylor Knox.

“It’s amazing. We are excited about growing the brand with a great partner like MillerCoors,” the Hall of Fame surfer said in a text message to GrindTV. “It’s been a great ride and we are looking forward to what it will become.”

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