Junction Craft Brewery announces acquisition of Woodhouse Brewing Co.
by CM Staff
JCBC will build and further define the growing suite of services and brand portfolio established under JCB.
TORONTO — On May 26, Junction Craft Brewery (JCB) announces their acquisition of Woodhouse Brewing Co.—an independent craft brewer based in Toronto—and the establishment of a new parent company, Junction Craft Beverage Co. (JCBC).
Woodhouse Brewing Co. has been a part of the west Toronto beer scene, producing a range of craft beers including their flagship beer,the Conductor’s Craft Ale. In October of 2021, the company initiated a formal restructuring, allowing them to streamline their finances and operations, positioning the business for a post-COVID world and changing beverage market. With the creation of this parent company, they are commencing a multi-year expansion and brewery investment strategy and trying solidifying their evolution from brewery to beverage company. JCBC will build and further define the growing suite of services and brand portfolio established under JCB. Today the business consists of two areas:
- JCBC brand portfolio – Junction Craft Brewery, Woodhouse Brewing Co., Caribru
- Craft Beer Services – Co-packing services supporting craft beverage entrepreneurs and businesses
“Over the last two years, JCB has evolved into a multi-brand/co-packing business. We are now well-positioned to accelerate our growth, keeping pace with the changing beverage market. Leveraging our facility strengths, successes and learnings, we’ve expanded our capabilities to include Ready-to-Drink (RTD), non-alcoholic beer and sparkling beverages,” says Stuart Wheldon, CEO of Junction Craft Beverage Co. “We’re seeing constant creative innovation coming out of the small and medium-sized beverage space. Our goal is to be right there with our peers, offering value added services to our partners, from product development and production to logistics and distribution support. Combined with our own brand strategy, we’re creating a business that celebrates all things craft and lets us do the thing we love most: create exceptional beverages for our customers.”
JCBC produces over 70 different products for more than 30 different partners, including craft beer, spirit based RTDs, non-alcoholic beer, and sparkling beverages.