Artisanal Brewing Ventures was formed in 2014 by the founders of Southern Tier Brewing Company and Ulysses Management, a well-respected New York based family office, with the vision of creating a dynamic platform for best-in-class craft breweries in close partnership with their founders. Cathay Capital’s investment was made in tandem with the closing of the unique alliance between Southern Tier (under parent company ABV) and Victory Brewing Company. This union presents a new model for craft beer partnerships by preserving brewery independence while pooling and capitalizing upon deep collective sales, marketing and administrative resources. Under the umbrella of ABV, Victory and Southern Tier independently operate their breweries, with an annual production capacity of over 800,000 barrels. This alliance creates one of the largest brewers in the US Northeast and ranks within the top craft brewing companies in the United States.