Dart buys stake in Cayman Islands Brewery

These tanks were installed as part of Cayman Islands Brewery's $1 million expansion earlier this year. Dart has announced it is investing in the brewery. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

The Dart group has confirmed it has bought a stake in the Cayman Islands Brewery, which produces the island’s signature beers Caybrew and White Tip, among others.

The brewery recently underwent a $1 million expansion adding a new warehouse, two new tanks and an expanded taproom to meet growing demand for its beers.

Matthew Bishop, CEO of Dart subsidiary Cayman Distributors Group, confirmed in a statement to the Cayman Compass that the group was investing in the brewery. Neither Dart nor the brewery’s board of directors have revealed at this stage the level of Dart’s investment or what percentage of the company it has acquired.

Bishop said in the emailed statement that he sees significant opportunities for future growth, both for the business and its brands.

“We aim to build on the success of the brewery and help the business to grow even further. We see a huge amount of potential in this company and we look forward to being a part of its future,” he said.

Founder and chairman of the Cayman Islands Brewery board of directors Stephen Webster was also quoted in the prepared statement welcoming Dart’s investment in the business.
He said, “Over the last decade we have built a truly special business and we hope this will take the company into the next phase of its growth. We are confident there is a very bright future for the brewery.

“We see this investment both as affirmation of all we have achieved over the past 12 years and as a welcome opportunity for even further growth.”

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  1. I like Caybrew White Tip and Iron Shore Bock. I hope Dart’s investment includes plans for some distribution here in the US.

    But, but, but can’t he do something about $45 USD for a case of beer in Grand Cayman?

    That number won’t fly in the USA.