6 Nov 2012

Emersons brewery sold to Lion

12:43 pm on 6 November 2012

A popular craft beer company in Dunedin has been sold to Lion.

Emersons was founded 20 years ago and quickly expanded, winning many awards for its beers and business acumen.

In a statement, founder Richard Emerson said on Tuesday he has sold to Lion to help the company pursue growth.

The company said it will remain a standalone business unit within Lion, with no change to its management and 12 employees.

Lion said Emerson's portfolio of craft beers will enrich Lion's range.