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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

•Wisconsin craft player La Crosse Distilling Co. has launched High Rye Light Whiskey. The spirit is distilled from a mash of rye and wheat, and is rested for two weeks in used toasted and charred barrels before being bottled at 45% abv. High Rye Light Whiskey, which retails for $29, is currently distributed in Wisconsin, with expansion into Minnesota and Illinois expected by the end of the summer. La Crosse’s range also includes Fieldnotes vodka and Fieldnotes gin.

•Dallas, Texas-based Deep Ellum Brewing Company has released summer seasonal Deep Summer Ale. The brew comes in at 4.8% abv and is made with hibiscus, lemon peel, and chamomile flowers. According to the brewery, the beer has a floral and spiced profile. Deep Summer Ale is now available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans throughout Texas. Deep Ellum, part of the Canarchy craft brewing collective, has core brews including a Dallas Blonde and IPA.

•District Brew Yards has opened in a renovated 18,000-square-foot warehouse in Chicago. The facility encompasses production equipment, a beer hall with a cashless 40-handle, pour-your-own tap system, and a retail shop. The host brewer is Burnt City Brewing, founded in 2012, and its partners thus far are Around the Bend Beer Co. and Bold Dog Beer Co., with the possibility of inviting more partners and guest brewers in the future. All beers are available to-go in 16-ounce cans and 750-ml. bottles. Products include Burnt City’s Cabernet Barrel Cherry Brett Saison, Around the Bend’s Pistachio Cream Ale, and Bold Dog’s Mango and Papaya Hefeweizen.

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