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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 4, 2018

September 4, 2018

•Oregon’s Hood River Distillers has launched a new expression within its Sinfire Cinnamon whisky lineup. Sinfire Vanilla Cinnamon whisky is made with natural cinnamon and vanilla flavors, as well as glacier-fed spring water. The 35% abv expression is currently available in 50-ml. and 750-ml. ($15) formats across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, and joins the Apple and flagship Cinnamon flavors in the Sinfire Cinnamon range.

•Florida craft company Cigar City Brewing, part of the Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective, has opened a new brewpub in Tampa International Airport. The facility, created in partnership with HMSHost and Tinsley-Bridgeman, is the first working brewery located in an airport, according to the company, and will feature six Cigar City brews at a time, including a monthly airport exclusive. The Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective is the ninth-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

•Asheville, North Carolina-based Hi-Wire Brewing is set to release two taproom exclusives and one limited release in September. Hi-Wire will release Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh Batch #1, a 7.5%-abv IPA that will be available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans in Hi-Wire’s taprooms beginning September 8. The other taproom exclusive, Flanders Red Sour ale, is a 5.8%-abv beer that will be released from Hi-Wire’s South Slope taproom on September 15. The company will also release Pink Drink, a 4.2%-abv tart wheat ale made with lemongrass and raspberries. It will be available beginning September 7 in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans in limited quantities in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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