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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

•Restaurateur Jon Mangini of URBN Restaurants Inc. has unveiled plans for a new project in San Diego County’s El Cajon. Mangini is partnering with industry veteran Alex Carballo—who will be leaving his position as executive chef of Stone Brewing Co. near the end of this month—to create a dual-concept initiative, featuring a yet-to-be-named brewery and a third URBN Coal Fired Pizza venue. Slated to open early next year, the new venture will be located in 4,000-square-foot facility on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Main Street that used to house El Cajon Brewing Co. URBN’s currently unnamed brewery will also distribute its beers to the rest of URBN Restaurants’ concepts, with distribution to expand throughout San Diego over the next few years.

•Shelbyville, Indiana’s Daredevil Brewing Co. will now offer its popular Rip Cord Double IPA year-round. Rip Cord will officially become part of the core portfolio during Circle City Beer Week in Indianapolis next week and then will be on draft throughout Daredevil’s distribution area in central and southern Indiana. Rip Cord Double IPA (9% abv) features a blend of American hops with a hint of malt added. Daredevil also produces another year-round beer, Lift Off IPA, as well as the Sanctuary Series, limited releases and its summer seasonal, Vacation Kölsch.

•Santa Barbara, California-based Telegraph Brewing Co. is nearly finished with the construction of a new downtown brewery. The new 10,000-square-foot facility, located next door to the 3,000-square-foot brewery Telegraph is currently in, is slated for completion this summer and will also include a new dedicated tasting room. It will allow the company to eventually expand production to 15,000 barrels per year, as well as expand sales in their current markets of California, Chicago and Philadelphia and distribution into new regions across the country. Telegraph specializes in American and Belgian-inspired beers using domestic and local ingredients, including California Ale, Stock Porter, White Ale and Reserve Wheat Ale, among others.

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