Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 20, 2015February 20, 2015
•San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing is introducing Cellar 3, a new series of rare barrel-aged beers. The Cellar 3 series will debut nationally in April with Silva Stout—a barrel-aged ale—as its first offering. Other 2015 offerings under the Cellar 3 umbrella will include sour ale Flanders Drive, Le Freak Barrique (formerly known as Super Freak) and bottle-conditioned Rayon Vert. Also, several fruit re-fermented releases are planned, beginning with Natura Morta Plum, a Belgian-style Saison brewed with spices and aged for six months in red wine barrels with Italian plum puree. Cellar 3 series beers will be packaged in 750-ml. cork-finished bottles retailing from $9-$19 each. The line is being produced at Green Flash’s newly completed second brewery in San Diego’s Poway neighborhood.
•Hallock, Minnesota-based craft distiller Far North Spirits has extended its lineup with the launch of Syvä Vodka and Gustaf Navy Strength Gin. Both handcrafted entries are made from AC Hazlet winter rye sourced from the distillery’s family farm, and distilled in copper pot stills. Billed as a London-style gin, Gustaf is bottled at 114 proof and features 11 botanicals, while Syvä is a charcoal-filtered vodka bottled at 90 proof. The pair will be available throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul market starting early next month. Along with Syvä and Gustaf, Far North’s craft spirits portfolio also includes Alander Spiced Rum, Roknar Rye Whiskey and Solveig Gin. The company’s spirits are distributed in Minnesota and North Dakota by Phillips Wine and Spirits and in New York and New Jersey by T. Edward Wines.
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