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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 21, 2019

February 21, 2019

•A-B InBev has agreed to acquire San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits for an undisclosed price. Cutwater was founded in 2007 as Ballast Point Spirits by the leadership of that brewery before rebranding in 2016. It now touts 34-state distribution for its seven premium mixers, 14 canned cocktails, and 16 spirits across varieties of whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum. Cutwater will join Ritas RTDs, Spiked Seltzer, Babe Rosé, and HiBall energy drinks under AB InBev’s Beyond Beer banner.

•Washington, D.C.’s Atlas Brew Works has announced a new brewery and taproom expected to open next spring. The 4,500-square-foot facility will be able to produce up to 2,000 barrels of beer per year and have a taproom twice the size of Atlas’ current one. The new space will also have a kitchen and offer a limited food program. The new facility will open in the city’s Navy Yard at 1201 Half Street SE. Atlas’ portfolio is available in the on- and off-premise in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee.

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