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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

•Richland, Georgia’s Richland Distilling Co. has formed a new marketing tie-up with Florida-based The Action Group USA (TAG) to introduce its flagship Richland rum ($55) into key southeastern markets. TAG USA will initially expand the rum’s reach into Florida and South Carolina, with additional rollouts in Texas and along the Eastern seaboard to follow. The new states will join existing markets Georgia and Tennessee. Produced using natural, estate-sourced sugar cane syrup, Richland rum is a small-batch spirit aged in virgin American oak barrels. The rum is the sole entry for Richland Distilling, which expects to release around 8,000 cases this year.

•Santa Barbara, California’s Telegraph Brewing Company has teamed up with Albany-based Remarkable Liquids LLC for distribution in New York state. Year-round offerings such as Telegraph’s California Ale and White Ale, as well as seasonal and limited releases, will be available in 750-ml. bottles, 5.2- and 15.5-gallon kegs. The rollout will begin in the Hudson River Valley and throughout upstate New York before expanding into New York City on July 28. Remarkable Liquids focuses solely on craft beer, cider and mead throughout the state.

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