Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 24, 2015February 24, 2015
•Kansas City, Missouri’s Boulevard Brewing Co. is set to enter the New York City market via a pair of partnerships with Union Beer Distributors and Craft Brewers Guild of New York. Starting next month, Boulevard’s year-round Smokestack Series—including its Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, The Calling IPA, Long Strange Tripel, The Sixth Glass and Dark Truth Stout labels—and select seasonal and limited brews will be available throughout New York City, with additional core entries to follow later this summer. Along with the Big Apple, Boulevard has also expanded into Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania in recent months, bringing its current reach to just over 30 U.S. markets.
•Cape Coral, Florida-based craft distiller Cape Spirits has partnered with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) to launch its Wicked Dolphin Rums and RumShine brand in South Carolina. Starting this week, RNDC will begin distributing Wicked Dolphin’s Silver, Spiced and Coconut rums, as well as the brand’s Apple Pie, Strawberry and Blueberry RumShine expressions, throughout the state. Produced using Florida sugarcane, the Wicked Dolphin range retails for around $20-$25 a 750-ml. Along with South Carolina and Florida, Cape Spirits plans to launch the brand in Georgia, Maryland and Washington D.C. this spring, with entry into New York and Massachusetts to follow in the summer.
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