24 Oct Brewbound Article – Cavalier Distributing Acquires Micro Man Distributing in Florida
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Craft beer wholesaler Cavalier Distributing has acquired the distribution rights to “all suppliers” within the portfolio of Florida-based Micro Man Distributors.
According to a letter sent by Cavalier founder and president George Fisher, that was addressed to its Florida beer suppliers, the transaction closed on Monday, October 22. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Cavalier believes that these acquisitions will enhance our entire portfolio and continue to elevate better beer throughout Florida, and in turn, create additional opportunities for long-term growth for you and the category,” he wrote.
“We look forward to a smooth transition for the customers and suppliers,” Fisher added in his letter.
Micro Man, an independent craft and import beer wholesaler based in Oldsmar, did not return a request for comment.
Cavalier spokeswoman Amy Browns Taylor confirmed to Brewbound that the company began selling the former Micro Man portfolio of brands on October 22. She declined to provide a list of suppliers, however, multiple former Micro Man beer brands told Brewbound that list includes 81 Bay Brew Co. (Tampa, Florida), Green Man (Asheville, North Carolina), Bear Republic (Cloverdale, California), Lost Coast (Eureka, California), Thomas Creek (Greenville, South Carolina), Hop Life (Port St. Lucie, Florida) and Weyerbacher (Easton, Pennsylvania), among others.
Micro Man also sold numerous Belgian and German import labels……….
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