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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018

•San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Co. is planning to slash its distribution footprint to 17 core states, down from 50, and cut 15% of its staff. The company will retain both its San Diego and Virginia Beach breweries in order to serve Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas and Utah (from San Diego); and Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia (from Virginia Beach). Green Flash still plans to open its Brewhouse & Eatery in Lincoln, Nebraska in the first quarter of 2018.

•San Antonio, Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery is expanding into the Florida market through a new deal with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC). Rebecca Creek’s lineup includes Fine Texas Whiskey, Texas Ranger Whiskey, Enchanted Rock Vodka and Enchanted Rock Peach Vodka. The craft distillery is targeting sales of 100,000 cases this year. With entry into Florida, Rebecca Creek’s distribution footprint covers a total of nine states, also including Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Georgia and Missouri.

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