“We are excited by the opportunity to join a leading global cannabis company and build a successful future based on the strengths we both bring to this combination,” Bensch said in a prepared statement.
As part of the agreement, Bensch will remain SweetWater’s CEO, and will operate in a consulting capacity through 2023.
SweetWater’s primary 158,000 square-foot brewing facility, which also includes a taproom with a restaurant and tasting room as well as a live music venue, is located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta. The property also includes the Woodlands, a barrel-aging and sour beer facility that opened in 2016.
Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario, Aphria Inc. produces adult-use cannabis brands including Broken Coast, Good Supply, Riff and Solei.
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