AB InBevs ZX Ventures unit started operations last year

AB InBev's ZX Ventures unit started operations last year

Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit ZX Ventures has purchased US homebrew supply company Northern Brewer. 

A spokesperson for ZX Ventures told just-drinks the company was "excited to enter the homebrew space". Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

"ZX Ventures, AB InBev's disruptive growth organisation, is pleased to share we have partnered with Northern Brewer," said Cassiano Hissnauer, global VP of homebrewing at ZX Ventures. "The team there shares our passion for brewing and commitment to the best ingredients. 

"Northern Brewer has been a leader in homebrewing for more than 20 years, and has built an extraordinary network and community of homebrewers."

Northern Brewer said on its website that the sale would help continue to grow its business. The firm, which was founded in 1993, operates an online shop as well as retail outlets in Minesota and Wisconsin. Northern Brewer also sells cider and winemaking kits. 

ZX Ventures was established in 2015.  

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