"andrew":3moum7jl wrote: I wonder why? Carrigs beers are better. I'm guessing it's for "route to market"- Bru became Spar's discount branded beer (before Arthurstown). Or maybe they want the pubs...[/quote:3moum7jl]
I sometimes got the feeling from various sources that Brú were always interested in cashing in at some stage. Although, obviously couldnt' say whether they have made any return on their investment.
"irish_goat":mjq7mv7l wrote: Wonder if both breweries will be kept running.[/quote:mjq7mv7l]Nope. Carrig will close and Carrig beers will be brewed at Brú, though with the same head brewer: I'm guessing nothing much will change there.
As I understand it, Brú wanted out of the pubs racket. Carrig is coming in to run the remaining estate and gets the advantage of a larger production facility.