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Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:14 pm
by irish_goat
Rumour has it they've been bought by Jameson(Pernod Ricard). Anyone know the craic?

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 4:09 pm
by TheBeerNut
Only that I've heard the same rumour. Seems to be that Pernod Ricard is definitely buying a Cork brewery, and it's very likely 8 Degrees.

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 pm
by brian_c
Do you still have your black marker from the great Fran Well delete of 2013?

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Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 am
by Saruman
Here's an interesting one for us though, to my knowledge, Pernod Ricard does not own any breweries, only distilleries and some wine brands.

That means that unless 8 Degrees(TBC) goes over the threshold of 40,000 hectolitres of beer and/or cider per year, they might technically still be under our remit as our constitution currently reads.

We'll see how John reads it but we've been so focused on other breweries buying breweries, we never thought about a distillery group.

They might technically still get the revenue microbrewery deal because again, they are independent of any other brewery. They never thought about distillery groups either from their wording.

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:42 am
by TheBeerNut
If it's an outright 100% purchase they become a French company not an Irish one and would therefore fall outside our remit. The same rule applies to Station Works because it's American-owned.

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:08 pm
by brian_c

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:18 pm
by kenmc
:(
ah well.

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:54 pm
by TheBeerNut

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:49 pm
by Lugh Longhand
And the Fran Well lose the contract for the beer they supplied to season the barrels for Caskmates!
Shane, at the winter ales fest, put a lot of emphasis on the great relationship they had with Jameson. I think he said 50,000 litres a year they supply. May be wrong my head was a little fuzzy by then

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:01 pm
by TheBeerNut
The real story here could be Molson Coors Ireland. I've heard they haven't posted a profit in nine years of operation (happy to take correction on that Shane!). Crowdfund to buy Franciscan Well back off them? :P

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:13 pm
by rebelred
Fran Well is still working with IDL and will continue to do so going forward :-)

Re: Eight Degrees

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 4:43 pm
by Saruman
Thanks Shane