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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing is planning to invest around $35 million in a new expansion project, according to local news reports. The project, which is set to break ground in October, is expected to double the size of the brewer’s current facility, with the addition around 60,000 square feet, and will bring Founders’ total annual capacity to 900,000 barrels. This year, Founders is projecting a total production of roughly 270,000 barrels, led by its core All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, Pale Ale and Porter labels. The upcoming expansion comes on the heels of last year’s $26 million project, which included an expansion of Founders’ brewhouse, cellar and company taproom.

•Elmsford, New York’s Captain Lawrence Brewing is entering southeastern Pennsylvania market this fall, with Muller, Inc. as its distribution partner. In addition to the city of Philadelphia, the rollout will include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Captain Lawrence, whose beers include IPA, Smoked Porter and Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA. Captain Lawrence’s brews are also present in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey markets. Muller, whose portfolio also includes beers from MillerCoors, Brooklyn Brewing, Pabst and others, distributes more than 8 million cases annually in the Philadelphia region.

•Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing is releasing a new brew under its Moving Parts series this month. Moving Parts 02 is made from all-English hops and English yeasts and is said to have an herbal hop aroma and a mildly sweet, slightly bitter and dry finish. With an abv of 7.1%, it will be sold in 22-ounce bottles ($4.99) and on draft throughout Victory’s 35-state footprint.

•Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery has partnered with Baltimore’s Otterbein’s Bakery to release a new holiday 12-pack. Featuring four collaborative cookie-inspired brews, the Flying Dog Holiday Collection includes the new Imperial Hefeweizen (inspired by sugar cookies), Oatmeal Raisin Stout (oatmeal raisin cookies), Oak-Aged Hazelnut Scotch Ale (ginger snap cookies) and Roasted Peanut Brown Ale (chocolate chip cookies) labels, with each entry is designed to pair with its Otterbein’s cookie equivalent. The Holiday Collection will be available on- and off-premise across Maryland starting November 1.

 

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