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Bishop Cider acquires Wild Acre Brewing

Dallas’ Bishop Cider has acquired Wild Acre Brewing of Fort Worth and the recently defunct Legal Draft Beer Company site of Arlington in one of the largest craft brewery deals in North Texas history.

The deal includes Wild Acre’s historic Fort Worth brewery just south of downtown as well as the satellite brewpub on Camp Bowie and one still under development in Fairview. The two brewpub sites will be sold to independent local brewing operations, but the main brewery will continue to operate under the Wild Acre Brewing brand.

Bishop Cider plans to move its TexBev co-packing beverage operations into the former Legal Draft site in Arlington in preparation for further expansion. Another Cidercade location is also in development for the Fort Worth area.

Grant Wood is also joining the new management team at Wild Acre Brewing as part of the same deal. Wood was previously part owner and brewer at Revolver Brewing in Granbury before its sale to MillerCoors in 2016.




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