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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

•With production increasing about 30% this year, upstate New York’s Ithaca Beer Company recently broke ground on a $2.6 million expansion, the Ithaca Journal reports. The 24,000-square-foot addition will more than double Ithaca’s current brewery space, increasing production and shipping capabilities from 24,000 barrels to 90,000 barrels while housing new bottling and keg lines and adding space for offices, storage, maintenance and barrel aging. Ithaca Beer Co. is known for its year-round Flower Power IPA, Apricot Wheat, Green Trail IPA, Cascazilla hoppy red ale and Nut Brown brews.

•Bloomington, Indiana’s Upland Brewing Company has appointed beer industry veteran Bob Kenney as vice president of sales. Kenney previously served in senior sales roles at Anheuser-Busch InBev and Goose Island Brewing Company. Upland says its sales have doubled over the past two years and it recently completed an expansion of its production brewery cellar, which doubled its capacity to 75,000 barrels. The company is also finalizing plans to expand its original brewery, which currently focuses on artisan Belgian-style sour ales. Upland’s core beers include Dragonfly, Champagne Velvet, Campside and Teddy Bear Kisses.


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