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Champion gets 3 things out of this: Reason's recipes, Reason's brewer Mark

Fulton, and Reason's CFO Jeff Raileanu, who's a very talented economist. From a branding standpoint, IMO, by adding Reason to the lineup, Champion goes from churning out good-time beer to becoming a serious craft brew player with more sophisticated and nuanced offerings.

Reason gets paid, and I'm sure there are plenty of financial incentives for Fulton and Raileanu to help grow the Champion business. Reason also, I'm guessing, gets to piggyback on all of the regional distribution licenses that Champion has established in states east of the Mississippi, in addition to showing up on taps at all of the several Champion restaurants and taprooms in Central Va.

Hunter Smith does't lack for vision on the restaurant/taproom side, and that side of the craft brew business was never something that Reason was interested in...but it's a major part of the future of the industry, IMO, ever since grocery store shelves became saturated with choices, which now includes growing seltzer and cider segments.

(In response to this post by 1819Hoo)

Posted: 11/17/2021 at 09:35AM


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