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CWB Franchise Finance launches specialized lending solutions for the craft brewing industry

Partnership with Half Hitch Brewing Company marks entry into maturing craft beer market

CWB Franchise Finance, a division of CWB Financial Group, is proud to introduce a specialized lending program for the craft brewing industry as it announces its newest client, Half Hitch Brewing Company. With 20 years of lending experience working directly with restaurants and hospitality, the new offering represents growth for both CWB Franchise Finance and a maturing brewing industry that requires an agile and expert financial partner. CWB Franchise Finance will focus on providing simplified lending structures that fosters development for Half Hitch and other established brewing companies.

“Many small- and medium-sized breweries are looking for creative ways to grow, especially with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Cam Moser, Senior Manager, CWB Craft Brewery Finance, a 15-year veteran in the craft brewing industry. “Business owners in this category are passionate about producing great beer, but they need a financial partner that can provide capital for investments unique to their operation, product and brand.

"CWB was the obvious choice for our financing,” says Kyle Heier, Co-Founder and CEO of Half Hitch Brewing. “They package top-notch service with flexibility and a personal touch while being focused on our specific needs. We can confidently grow our business knowing that CWB doesn’t treat as a number, and looks well beyond the numbers. Their team is eager to learn our business inside and out to best focus on our vision and direction. We were provided with tools to execute our plan, and a new team member to grow with."

Targeted to brewery owners with a minimum two years of operation, CWB Franchise Finance provides a spectrum of industry-focused financial products, flexible structures and proactive focus and attention. Brewers looking to expand or renovate their operations, navigate acquisitions and buyouts, purchase underlying real estate and refinance or consolidate debt will benefit from Franchise Finance’s expertise. Learn more by visiting cwbfranchise.com/brewery-financing.  

For further information

Cam Moser, Senior Manager, CWB Craft Brewery Finance

[email protected]