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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

•Kansas City, Missouri-based J. Rieger & Co. is set to open its new distillery and visitor experience to the public on July 12. The facility features a personalized whiskey bottling station, a 40-foot slide to get from the second floor to the first, a 4,000-square-foot exhibit about the history of Kansas City, and two bars to show off the company’s spirits. J. Rieger produces Kansas City Whiskey, Midwestern Dry Gin, Caffè Amaro, and Premium Wheat Vodka. The company’s products are available in 20 states and Washington, D.C.

•Clackamas, Oregon-based Portland Cider Co. has released six of its ciders in 19.2-ounce cans. The company has canned its two original releases, Kinda Dry and Sorta Sweet, along with its Sangria, Hop’Rageous hopped cider, Concord Grape, and Pineapple Rosé ciders. The cans are now available at retailers across the Northwest and at Portland Cider’s pubs. Portland’s Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet, and Sangria will also be available in 22-ounce bottles while Hop’Rageous and Pineapple Rosé are also sold in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans.

•Clarification: Regarding Friday’s news brief on Western Spirits’ Sam Houston Bourbon, the whiskey was not produced by Bardstown Bourbon Co. Rather, the team at Bardstown Bourbon helped curate the barrel selection from Western Spirits’ inventory of aged Bourbon.

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