Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 14, 2019October 14, 2019
•New Orleans-based Urban South Brewery is launching three new beers aged in Jameson Irish whiskey barrels. Part of the Jameson Caskmates Brewery program, Urban South’s new offerings include an Irish Bayou Stout (10% abv), El Chocolate Picante Stout (10% abv), and Tamarindo IPA (6% abv). While the latter two are taproom exclusives, Irish Bayou Stout will also be available on draught and in 19.2-ounce cans at bars, restaurants, and retail outlets across Urban South’s distribution footprint.
•Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Co. has named Mark King as CEO, replacing Bill Boor, who departed earlier this year. King spent 20 years at Anheuser-Busch InBev, and subsequently held senior sales roles with Beam and Gambrinus before stepping out on his own to found Austin Eastciders in 2012. In his new role he’ll look to drive growth for the Great Lakes portfolio, which includes an IPA, Dortmunder Gold Lager, Turntable Pils, Holy Moses White Ale, and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, among others. Great Lakes ranks as the 20th-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.