The Brazilian brewer Schincariol has acquired the country's artisan brewer Eisenbahn, local press reported this weekend.

The publication Cazeta Mercantil reported that the purchase included a brewery (with capacity to produce 400,000 litres a month), a distribution centre in São Paulo and a thematic bar.

It went on to say that Eisenbahn closed 2007 with revenues of R$11 million (US$6.5m), up 25% over the previous year.

A purchase price was not reported.

just-drinks had not been able to contact either company at the time it went to press.