Welcoming Palmetto

Catawba Brewing Co. wants to welcome Palmetto Brewing Company to the family.

This merge is a benefit for both parties and expands capabilities. It will not result in job losses, but will instead “create opportunities” for personnel from both companies. Catawba employs about 25 people in Charlotte, as well as other in there other brewing locations.

Catawba CEO Billy Pyatt said in a statement that a number of factors are making it hard for Catawba and Palmetto to remain competitive as small, independent brewers – including “market consolidation, product proliferation, and cost pressure,” he said.

“The opportunity for combined growth and shared resources will put both brands in a more competitive position to compete in the rapidly changing craft market,” said Palmetto owner Larry Lipov.

We are looking forward to a future that is rich with flavor, and the best brews.