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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018

•Washington, D.C.-based District Distilling has launched a new expression within its Buzzard Point rum brand. Made with fermented Panela sugar from Colombia and yeast normally used in Scotch whisky fermentation, Buzzard Point Barrel-Aged Rum is barreled at 104-proof in 5-year-old Tennessee Bourbon barrels, then aged for 18 months prior to bottling. The new rum ($35 a 750-ml.) is available across the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at retail shops and the distillery. District Distilling also produces gin, American whiskey, vodka, grappa, and crème de menthe labels.

•Craft Brew Alliance has announced plans to revamp and rebrand its Redhook Pub in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as a Cisco Brewers taproom. Renovations are set to begin next week and will continue through the end of the year to transform the Redhook-branded facility into an “island-inspired” bar focusing on Cisco’s beers, according to CBA. During the rebranding, the pub will remain open and the company will hold a kickoff party for the Cisco brand on June 22. CBA’s portfolio includes the Kona, Redhook, Widmer, Omission, and Square Mile brands, and the company has partnerships with the Wynwood, Cisco, and Appalachian Mountain brands.

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