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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

•Leopold Bros., the independently-owned family distillery in Denver, Colorado, is entering two new states this week through The Winebow Group’s distribution network. In Florida, The Winebow Group’s Stacole Fine Wines will handle 13 Leopold Bros. SKUs, including gin, Aperitivo, whiskies, liqueurs, absinthe and amaro. Meanwhile, Leopold Bros. products are also debuting in South Carolina through The Winebow Group’s Country Vintner subsidiary.

•Crispin Cider, part of MillerCoors’s Tenth and Blake craft and import unit, is extending its barrel-aged program with Bourbon Char, a limited-release aged hard apple cider finished with a smoked maple syrup. It’s at 6.9% abv and available in select markets in 22-ounce bottles. Meanwhile, the company is rolling out its Original and Pacific Pear ciders in six-packs of bottles nationwide.

•Portland, Oregon’s BridgePort Brewing Company is adding to its year-round lineup with the release of Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale (ORA). The new brew was dry-hopped and features Nugget, Sterling, Cascade and Mt. Hood hops, as well as flaked oatmeal, caramel malt and specialty malts Red-X and Midnight Wheat. Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale (5.6% abv) is available in 22-ounce bottles, six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft. The company’s portfolio also includes the Stumptown Series, BridgePort IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, Kingpin and seasonal offerings.

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