Thursday, August 10, 2017

Florida brewer Funky Buddha has been sold

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:52 PM

  • Photo via Funky Buddha/Facebook
Funky Buddha Brewery, South Florida’s largest craft microbrewery by size and volume, has been sold to Constellation Brands, an international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits out of New York.

Funky Buddha was founded in 2010 in Boca Raton, Florida, by husband and wife Ryan and Giani Sentz.

"We chose to partner with Constellation because we saw an alignment in vision and felt they gave us the greatest opportunity for growth and development,” says Funky Buddha head brewer and president Ryan Sentz. "Constellation and Funky Buddha share a lot of the same ideals and passion for philanthropy, entrepreneurship and the art of craft beer. At the end of the day, we just really like the people we have met within the organization, each of whom share our dedication to making outstanding beer."

Constellation, which owns popular brands like Corona and High West Whiskey, announced the purchased today in a statement.

"The Sentz family has created a culture of bold creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Those qualities, combined with our beer division’s market reach, distributor partnerships, consumer insights, and our craft expertise within Ballast Point, will help nurture and develop Funky Buddha’s distinctive brand," said Paul Hetterich, executive vice president and president of the beer division at Constellation Brands.

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