Indianapolis-based Books & Brews has announced its acquisition of Flat12 Bierwerks, also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Books & Brews says it will continue to operate Flat12 under the same brand name.
The acquisition is a continuation of an existing partnership between the two entities. Books & Brews says Flat12 has been a brewery partner for the past two years, brewing all of B&B’s flagship and seasonal beers.
"I have the upmost respective for the crew at Flat12," Jason Wuerfel, founder and chief executive officer of Books & Brews, said in a news release. "When we were looking to expand our concept they jumped on board to partner with us without hesitation. To be able to join forces with them and have a staff and facility of their caliber in the Books & Brews family is a dream come true. I’m extremely excited for the future."
Books & Brews says it will use Flat12’s 8th anniversary party on January 26 as an official launch event for the combined company. As a result of the acquisition, both Books & Brews and Flat12 beers will be available for growler fills at participating locations, some of which will begin immediately.
Flat12’s main brewery and taproom is located in downtown Indianapolis. The brewery also has a taproom location in Jeffersonville. Books & Brews originated on the north side of Indianapolis and later opened a location in Zionsville. In 2017, the company announced its first franchise location in Carmel and has since opened additional locations in Indy, as well as Speedway, Brownsburg, and Muncie.