Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012

Serrallés USA and Death’s Door Spirits have unveiled a new 25,000-square-foot craft distillery in Middleton, Wisconsin. Featuring a 2,000-liter still and six 3,100-gallon fermentation tanks, the state-of-the-art facility will bring Death’s Door’s capacity to 200,000 six-bottle cases. Founded in 2005 on Wisconsin’s Washington Island, Death’s Door inked a long-term, national U.S. distribution and marketing agreement with Serrallés USA—the U.S. unit of Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés—last year. The craft distiller’s portfolio includes its flagship Death’s Door gin, as well as a vodka and white whiskey, all priced between $29.99-$34.99 a bottle. According to Serrallés USA, Death’s Door sold a total of around 16,300 six-bottle cases last year.

•Craft distiller Louisiana Spirits expects to have its new rum distillery up and running by this fall, with rum expected to be available by year-end, according to local press reports. Construction on the company’s $5 million distillery, located in Lacassine in southern Louisiana, began last fall. The site will also include a 12,000-square-foot warehouse and 6,000-square-foot tasting room and visitors center. Initially, Louisiana Spirits will use local sugar and molasses to produce about 200 gallons a day of light and spiced rums, with more products to follow. Company president Trey Litel formerly worked in sales and marketing at Bacardi USA.

•Hood River, Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing is set to roll out Clinton’s Wertzbier, the most recent addition to its Brewer’s Share series. Created by brewer Clinton Wertzbaugher, Clinton’s Wertzbier is a German Rauchbier made with smoked barley malt. The 5.6%-abv beer will only be available at the Full Sail Tasting Room and Pub in Hood River and the Full Sail at Riverplace in Portland. The Brewer’s Share series is a lineup of small-batch beers created by the Full Sail brewers crafting their own single batch recipe and donating proceeds to the local charity or organization of their choice.

 

Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.

Tagged : , ,

GET YOUR FIRST LOOK AT 2021 DATA AND 2022 PROJECTIONS FOR THE WINE AND SPIRITS INDUSTRIES. ORDER YOUR 2022 IMPACT DATABANK REPORTS. CLICK HERE.

Previous :  Next :