Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 24, 2014September 24, 2014
•Ipswich, Massachusetts-based Privateer Rum has expanded its distillery to 18,000 square feet, tripling its production capacity to about 300 barrels (6,700 cases) of rum annually. The Boston-area distiller, led by founder and president Andrew Cabot—namesake and direct descendant of the 18th-century patriot, privateer and rum-maker—produces two rum offerings: best-seller Silver Reserve, which is 80 proof and retails at $27 a bottle; and True American Amber, which is 90 proof and retails at $34. Privateer’s rums are currently distributed in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, California, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.
•Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing Company is installing a canning line in its new facility in Parkesburg that will be operational by 2015. The move to can Victory’s craft offerings comes in response to growing demand for expanded consumption opportunities, the company says. Victory’s first canned release will be its Summer Love Ale, targeting outdoor summer activities. In other Victory news, the craft brewer is adding its 35th state of distribution this month, Nevada, partnering with Southern Wine & Spirits.
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