Crispin Cider sold to MillerCoors
As part of its effort to expand into the increasingly popular craft market, MillerCoors has purchased Minneapolis-based Crispin Cider Co., reports the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal.
Crispin's owner, Joe Heron, took a similar route in the development and eventual sale of his company Ardea Beverage, producer of a product called Nutrisoda, which he sold to PepsiAmericas Inc. in 2006. Like Ardea, Crispin grew very quickly in size and popularity, with sales rising almost 200% between 2008 and 2011.
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