Craft Brewing And Distilling News for January 7, 2013January 7, 2013
•Brooklyn Brewery is collaborating with D. Carnegie & Co. and Carlsberg Sweden to build a new $5 million brewery in Stockholm, Sweden. The 8,000-barrel Brooklyn-New Carnegie Brewery will be located in the Luma Factory buildings in residential and commercial complex Hammarby Sjöstad, and will have room for 250 visitors inside and outside. It’s slated for completion by the end of 2013. Brooklyn Brewery’s operations in Sweden will be managed by a wholly-owned Swedish subsidiary, with a few elements of business and brewing overseen by the Brooklyn executives. Brooklyn Brewery’s beers have been imported by Carlsberg Sweden since 2006. Sweden is the company’s largest export market and number-two market overall, after New York City.
•New Belgium Brewing Co. is set to launch a new series of beers called Hop Kitchen. Four brews will be released under the new line in 2013 in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, beginning with Hoppy Bock Lager, a 6.9%-abv German-style lager brewed with rye and Hallertauer, Perle and Fuggle hops. Hoppy Bock is slated to be released this spring. The second offering will be an IPA using French Aramis hops, followed by a Fresh Hop IPA. The New Belgium brewers created some experimental batches for the series and released them to test markets last year. Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium will enter Alaska and Louisiana early this year, increasing its distribution footprint to 31 states and Washington, D.C.
•St. Louis-based O’Fallon Brewery is set to release a new spring seasonal, Rager Red Irish Ale, on January 14. The new entry is 5.5% abv and made with two-row barley and a blend of Munich, Caramel and peated malts, as well as Magnum and Tradition hops. Rager Red, available in six-packs and kegs through mid-April, will be distributed across O’Fallon’s markets, including Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
•Salt Lake City’s Epic Brewing has announced plans to open a second brewery in the Denver, Colorado area. Slated to open in April, the 19,000-square-foot facility will feature a 20-barrel brewhouse, taproom and retail space, as well as a 1,000-barrel aging center, which will allow Epic to increase focus on its barrel-aged Exponential Series. The new brewery will also produce the company’s Elevated Series (including its 825 State Stout, Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale, Copper Cone Pale Ale and Hopulent IPA) and a Classic Series line featuring a lager, IPA and pale ale. In addition to Utah and Colorado, Epic’s beers are also available in 10 other states and Washington, D.C.