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21st Amendment Brewery and Fieldwork Brewing Merge to Create New Company: Field Amendment Brewing Co.


21st Amendment Brewery and Fieldwork Brewing Merge to Create New Company: Field Amendment Brewing Co.

21st Amendment Brewery and Fieldwork Brewing has announced a merger between the two companies that results in a new company called Field Amendment Brewing Co. Full details are below.

San Leandro and Berkeley, CA -- The 21st Amendment Brewery and Fieldwork Brewing are excited to announce today the merger of two iconic Bay Area breweries. After working behind the scenes for several months, the two companies are more than thrilled to bring this news to the craft beer community. Craft beer has gone through many changes over the last few years and this announcement brings excitement to the Bay Area as well as the vast craft beer community.

The joint entity "Field Amendment Brewing Company" will hit the ground running with new and exciting styles that showcase the two brewery's strengths. Fieldwork is set to add fresh watermelon to their entire craft beer product line, re-tooling every aspect to embrace this merger.

The 21st Amendment in kind has already trialed and brewed new batches using distinct and boutique hops into Hell or High Pulp Galaxy Watermelon Juice and El Sully Mexican Hazy Citra Hopped Lager for national release into all 35 states they currently distribute.

Barry Braden, Fieldwork CEO, always looking toward the future says, "This merger will likely lead to a shortage of watermelons in California. We have been working with growers to forecast for this inevitability. Also, they'll definitely be a lockup on reclaimed redwood lumber as we expand into markets with new tap rooms."

Nico Freccia, 21st Amendment COO and Co-Founder, says "We have worked together before on projects like our collaboration beer 'A Terrible Idea.' So this merger is a natural extension of our relationship with Fieldwork. I see this as a 'I wanna get my peanut butter into your chocolate,' moment in craft beer. I dig it."

Shaun O'Sullivan, 21st Amendment Brewmaster and Co-Founder, "This idea came about when I would secretly bring watermelon slices into Fieldwork's Berkeley location and put them into my IPA. One time Barry caught me doing that, we had words, but then talked through how this seemingly terrible idea made sense for both companies."

To celebrate the merger Fieldwork is set to release a 16 ounce-four pack limited edition release of Double Dry Hopped Watermelon Pulp this week at all seven of their joint Bay Area tap locations including the 21st Amendment’s San Francisco Brewpub and San Leandro Tap Room.

About 21st Amendment Brewery

22 years ago (established in 2000), Nico Freccia and Shaun O'Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco's historic South Park neighborhood. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city's favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers year-round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous once-in-a-while limited-edition releases. Sold in 34 states plus Washington D.C., 21st Amendment produces beer in its state-of-the-art brewery headquarters in San Leandro, California and is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America.

About Fieldwork Brewing Company

Established in 2015, Fieldwork Brewing Company is a craft brewery based in Berkeley, CA brewing for the regional Northern California marketplace. Available at their West Berkeley, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Monterey, San Ramon, and Corte Madera taprooms/beer gardens, Fieldwork beers are also on draft at the finest local craft beer focused restaurants and bars. Fieldwork is the 10th fastest growing private company on San Francisco Business Times' "100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area" for 2018, and Inc. magazine ranked Fieldwork at No. 604 on its 2019 Inc. 5000 list of "America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies."