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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

•Portland, Oregon–based Eastside Distilling has launched Goose Hollow Reserve, a new expression within its Burnside Bourbon range. Named after Portland’s historic Goose Hollow neighborhood, the 46%-abv whiskey is a blend of straight Bourbons, which are aged in Garryana oak casks prior to bottling. A limited release, Goose Hollow Reserve is available for $40 a 750-ml. at retailers throughout Oregon and at Eastside Distilling’s tasting rooms.

•New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewing Co. has appointed Lou Romano as president, effective November 20. Romano most recently served as national sales manager for Oskar Blues Brewery and brings decades of experience in the beer world to Flying Fish. With Romano in his new role, brewery founder Gene Muller will officially transition to an advisory position. Flying Fish’s beers are available in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington D.C.

•Portland, Oregon’s Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has released financial results for its third quarter ended September 30. The company’s net sales rose 3% to $56.6 million, though overall depletions were down 2% for the quarter. CBA’s Kona brand grew by 9% for the second consecutive three-month period, aided largely by Big Wave Golden Ale, which saw depletions soar by 15%. Overall, the company’s net sales rose 3% to $161.5 million year-to-date. In addition to Kona, CBA’s portfolio includes Widmer, Omission and Redhook among others.

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