Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 6, 2012July 6, 2012
•Greenpoint, Brooklyn craft distiller Greenhook Ginsmiths is launching a new offering, Beach Plum Gin Liqueur. The base of the new product is local New York beach plums, a rare type of wild plum that is a close relative of the Damson and the sloe. The beach plums are steeped whole in Greenhook’s flagship American Dry Gin to create the new liqueur, which will sell for around $49.99 a bottle and be available online and in the New York off-premise.
•Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based Smuttynose Brewing Co. has expanded its brewing capacity with the installation of a new 200-barrel fermenter. The 7,200-pound tank will allow Smuttynose to produce an estimated 3,500 additional barrels of beer annually. The company said their volume increased by 28.6% last year. Its biggest markets are New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts and New York City but growth is also anticipated in South Carolina and Virginia this year. Smuttynose’s offerings include Shoals Pale Ale, Old Brown Dog Ale, Finestkind IPA, Star Island Single and Robust Porter, as well as a selection of seasonals and a short batch series.
•Colorado’s Twisted Pine Brewing is set to release Hoppy Girl, an 8%-abv IPA, on July 7 as the most recent edition of its Artisan Ale Project. The brew will be available in black 750-ml. bottles and on tap at Twisted Pine’s alehouse and other locations across Colorado. Twisted Pine’s Artisan Ale Project is a yearlong celebration of Colorado talent, and the company will release a new beer every month featuring an artist’s work. Local artist Kate Medlin designed the bottle art for Hoppy Girl.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.