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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018

•New York City-based Braven Brewing has opened its first brewpub in the city’s Bushwick neighborhood. The space is 2,500 square feet and includes an 18-seat bar plus room for up to 40 diners. Behind the scenes, the taproom features a full service kitchen, and an all-electric 3.5-barrel brewing system. The restaurant serves a locally minded menu designed to pair well with the brewery’s beer. In addition to offering Braven’s core lineup, the new brewpub will feature limited edition releases brewed in house by head brewer Zach Monard.

•Texas distillery Devils River Whiskey has debuted two new expressions. A blend of 51% rye, 45% corn, and 4% barley, Devils River Rye whiskey is a 90-proof offering that retails at $35 a 750-ml. The other new addition, Barrel Strength Bourbon, clocks in at 58.5% abv and is retail priced at $40. Both whiskies are currently rolling out across 11 states, and join the flagship Small Batch Bourbon in Devils River’s permanent portfolio.

•Texas craft spirits producer Rebecca Creek Distillery has partnered with Republic National Distribution Co. on expansion into the South Carolina market. Effective immediately, the distillery’s Fine Texas whiskey, Texas Ranger whiskey, Enchanted Rock vodka, and Enchanted Rock peach vodka are available in retail and restaurant accounts throughout the state. South Carolina joins Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Georgia, Missouri, and Florida in Rebecca Creek’s distribution footprint.

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