Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 24, 2015June 24, 2015
•Everett, Massachusetts-based St Killian Importing Company will begin importing Germany’s Bitburger Braugruppe beers nationwide after acquiring importing rights from Belukus Marketing, Inc. The lineup includes Bitburger Pilsener, Kostritzer Swartzbier, Konig Pilsener and Benediktiner Weissbeer. St Killian, a subsidiary of beer distribution group Sheehan Family Companies, also handles brands such as Carlsberg, Kronenbourg and Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer.
•St. Louis-based O’Fallon Brewery has opened a new flagship brewery in Maryland Heights, Missouri with an initial capacity of 25,000 barrels and room to expand to 50,000 barrels. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes a full-service restaurant and taproom serving specialty brews. O’Fallon’s craft beer portfolio includes O’Fallon Gold, 5-Day IPA, Hemp Hop Rye, Wheach, Zeke’s Pale Ale and Smoked Porter, as well as seasonable brews Strawberry Best, King Louie Toffee Stout and O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer.
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