South Oxfordshire Brewery acquires White Horse Brewery

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South Oxfordshire Brewery, the fast-growing beer maker led by James Tomlinson, has acquired its neighbouring White Horse Brewery for an undisclosed sum

The deal sees South Oxfordshire Brewery – known locally as SOX – acquire the entire interest in the business from White Horse’s longstanding group of shareholders, which includes Titanic Brewery.

SOX plans to continue to build on White Horse’s successes, increasing brewing capacity and distribution across the wider region. Based in Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire, White Horse has been brewing and distributing a selection of real ales to pubs across the county since 2004.

Commenting on the new collaboration, James Tomlinson, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be adding the White Horse Brewery to our existing SOX brewing operation and taproom.  It’s a business that makes superb, balanced beers and we’re really looking forward to working with the team there to get these fantastic liquids into the hands of more cask ale fans.”
“There is a lot that the two businesses can collaborate on and there are a lot of commonalities – not least a shared love of fantastic beers. We will certainly aim to position them as sister companies, and help each other wherever possible”

The White Horse Brewery’s selection of cask beers include leading brand Village Idiot (4.1% ABV) as well as Stable Genuis (4.0%), White Horse Bitter (3.7%) and Wayland Smithy (4.4%).