Craft Brewing And Distilling News for January 17, 2013January 17, 2013
•Portland, Oregon-based House Spirits has launched Westward, a new small-batch, Oregon straight malt whiskey. Retailing for $49.95 a 375-ml., Westward is made with 100% malted barley sourced from the Pacific Northwest, which is fermented with ale yeast, double pot distilled and aged in two-char American oak barrels. The 45%-abv offering is currently available on- and off-premise in California and Oregon and will expand into New York and Washington, D.C. in April, with additional markets to follow. Westward joins House Spirits’ existing craft portfolio, including Aviation gin, Krogstad Festlig Aquavit and Krogstad Gamle Aquavit, and the distiller’s limited edition House Spirits series.
•Sun King Brewing has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis, Indiana-based brewery. According to local news reports, Sun King will add 1,850 additional square feet to its existing 2,700-square-foot facility and new barrel fermentation tanks to increase capacity. The $3.9 million project will be completed by 2016. Founded in 2009, Sun King Brewing produces three year-round beers—Osiris Pale Ale, Wee Mac and Sunlight Cream Ale—as well as a variety of seasonal and specialty offerings.