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For Widmer's parent, a three-brand purchase that takes the company east

Andy Giegerich
For Widmer's parent, a three-brand purchase that takes the company east

The company that owns Portland's venerable Widmer Bros. has plucked three more breweries from decidedly East Coast partners. Craft Brew Alliance (Nasdaq: BREW) said Wednesday it has purchased Appalachian Mountain Brewery of Boone, N.C., Cisco Brewers of Nantucket, Mass., and Wynwood Brewing Co. of Miami. The Portland company had previously worked with the three breweries under various partnerships.