Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 23, 2016March 23, 2016
•Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery will open a new location on the East Coast in Roanoke, Virginia. The new facility—which joins Deschutes’ Bend brewhouse and production facility and Portland public house—will produce about 150,000 barrels initially, with the ability to scale up as needed. Construction will begin in 2019, with the first shipments of beers produced in Roanoke expected in about five years. Deschutes’ current footprint spans 28 states and the District of Columbia. The company’s lineup includes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale.
•Crested Butte, Colorado-based Montanya Distillers has expanded into seven additional markets, bringing its total footprint to 44 states. The craft player, whose business is up 35% year-over-year, is now aligned with VOS Selections in New York and New Jersey, Aleksey Imports in Tennessee, BevMark in Montana, Northwest Vintage in Wyoming and Cask and Cork in North Dakota and South Dakota. Montanya also recently received a refreshed branding and launched a limited release Exclusiva rum, aged for a total of 36 months in ex-whiskey, Cabernet Sauvignon and Port casks. Montanya’s core lineup includes Platino Light rum and Oro Dark rum.
•Gin Lane 1751, a new London Dry gin brand, is rolling out to a handful of U.S. markets in May. Created at London’s Thames Distillery by Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers and The Bloomsbury Club gin group, the brand includes London Dry Gin, Victoria Pink Gin and Old Tom Gin (all 40% abv and $24.99 a 750-ml.). Gin Lane 1751 is available in Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. through Bacchus Importers; Georgia through Prime Wine & Spirits; and Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island through M.S. Walker.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
Tagged : Aleksey Imports, Bacchus Importers, BevMark, Cask and Cork, Deschutes Brewery, Gin Lane 1751, M.S. Walker, Montanya Distillers, Northwest Vintage, Prime Wine & Spirits, Thames Distillery, VOS Selections