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O’Fallon Brewing Purchased

O’Fallon Brewing has been purchased.  Last week, Jim Gorczyca a now former Anheuser-Busch executive left his role at AB to go into craft beer full time.

O’Fallon was on the hunt for investor to maintain the brewery and grow a little.  The brewery was founded in 2000 by Tony and Fran Caradonna.  While Gorczyca is now the owner, the Cardonnas and O’Fallon head brewer Brian Owens will still remain with the brewery.

O’Fallon Brewing is known for it’s 5 Day IPA (a personal favorite), a peach wheat called Wheach, and Cherry Chocolate beer.  These beers have been scarce on shelves for sometime now.  The lineup will stay the same for now, but the distribution channels have changed.  Missouri Beverage Company will no longer distribute O’Fallon, in Favor of Grey Eagle & Krey Distribution.

Fans of O’Fallon will start seeing the beers back on shelves in by June. The brewery averages about 6,400 barrels per year. (198,400 gallons.) <STLToday>

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