January 19, 2024 – Wachusett Brewing has been acquired by Smuttynose parent company Finestkind Brewing in a deal that will unite two legacy New England craft brewers. Founded in 1994, Wachusett became a household name in Massachusetts, with its renowned fruit beers and lively brew yards; one at its brewery in Westminster and another in Worcester. In addition to its own portfolio, the company has also produced for other well-known craft brands including Montauk Brewing.

“This is the second time we have sold a beverage business with the team at Arlington. They are of the highest integrity and brilliant at strategy, follow through and confidentiality. If you are looking for the best there is no need to look any further,” said Bret Williams, a beverage industry veteran who acquired a stake in Wachusett in September 2020.

Arlington Capital Advisors acted as Wachusett Brewing’s exclusive financial advisor on the transaction.

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