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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

•Washington state craft distiller Dry Fly tells SND it’s in expansion mode this year, with case sales forecasted to rise to 10,000 from 8,000 in 2013. To accommodate growth—and a push into export markets like France—Dry Fly is adding 12,000 square feet of storage capacity this year. The company is also prepping the launch of a new five-year-old Irish-style whiskey under the O’Danaher brand. That limited-release offering will retail at around $65 a 750-ml. Dry Fly’s line also includes a vodka, gin, Washington wheat whiskey, Washington Bourbon and Triticale whiskey.

•Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co. has inked a new deal with distributor Hensley & Company to enter Arizona this month. Starting April 21, Founders’ year-round and seasonal releases will be available across the state, both in bottles and on draft. Specialty offerings are slated to follow. Along with Arizona—which marks the brewer’s first western market—Founders is also slated to enter Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana by the end of April, bringing its total distribution footprint to 32 states.

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