WACO, TX — Two Rivers Beer Company has acquired majority ownership in Bare Arms Brewing.
Kevin Yackley, owner and CEO of Two Rivers, will become the new CEO of Bare Arms, and Keith Collier will remain Head Brewer.
Yackley said he moved to Waco to bring his love of craft beer to the growing craft scene in Waco.
"My family and I moved to Waco just over two years ago to enhance the craft beer scene. We chose Waco for its beauty, global notoriety, growing population and its fledgling craft beer scene," Yackley said. "Bare Arms was the first brewery I visited and knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of the craft growth in Waco. I am proud to call Waco home and very excited to roll up my sleeves, bare my arms and work hard side by side with the Bare Arms team."
Two Rivers said the public can expect a refreshed brand, new and existing refreshed beer recipes and new enhancements to the taproom in the near future. The taproom will remain open as usual.
Bare Arms Brewing is Waco's oldest craft brewery.
"Bare Arms helped launch the craft beer movement in Waco, and we've seen significant growth. Wacoans enjoy four breweries, a distillery, multiple wineries and other craft beverage companies now. We don't just want people to visit Waco for the Silos but also for the craft – drink local, drink Waco." Collier said. "With Bare Arms' longevity, Two Rivers' business experience and marketing capabilities, plus our collaboration on recipes and processes, this alliance will help grow craft in Waco, and Bare Arms will remain at the forefront of that growth."