Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 172nd issue of Craft Spirits Weekly , a service dedicated to bringing you the news most important to the craft spirits distiller. Check your inbox every Thursday to find a curated selection of articles and news pieces from Craft Spirits magazine and the American Craft Spirits Association. While this is normally a members-only benefit, we are distributing this newsletter to all DSPs as a public service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All Hands MN Partnership to Donate More Than 1 Million Meals
Tattersall Distilling Du Nord Craft Spirits  and  Brother Justus Whiskey Company , are collaborating with distributor  Johnson Brothers  and local grocers Lunds & Byerlys, Cub Foods, Hy-Vee and Kowalskis to donate more than 1 million meals to Second Harvest Heartland this May. The meals are being funded through the proceeds of 60,000 bottles of All Hands MN hand sanitizer, made available at these grocery stores across Minnesota beginning today. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
The second collaboration between  Sagamore Spirit  and  Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  is here: Sagamore Spirit Brewer’s Select Rye Ale Barrel Finish. Sagamore Spirit finished a blend of six-year-old and four-year-old straight rye whiskies in barrels that first aged Sagamore Spirit rye, and then Sierra Nevada’s prized red ale. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Poll: Pre- and Post-pandemic Distillery Deliveries Directly to Consumers
Please take a moment to respond to our one-question survey about direct to consumer delivery of spirits, RTDs and cocktails.
Join Us for Craft Spirits Live on Instagram
Join ACSA each Wednesday for Craft Spirits Live, our new Instagram Live show. In each episode, a leading craft spirits producer invites us into their distillery for 30 minutes of engaging conversation and a virtual tour—as well as an opportunity to answer all of your burning questions.

UPCOMING GUESTS

May 13: Maggie Campbell, Privateer Rum

May 20: Becky Harris, Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.

May 27: Jake Holshue, Old Trestle Distillery

June 3: Molly Troupe, Freeland Spirits

June 10: Mark A. Vierthaler, Tenth Ward Distilling Co.

June 17: Murphy Quint, Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery

To watch,  click here and make sure you're following @craftspiritsus on Instagram.   When we start a live video, our profile picture will appear at the top of the feed with a colorful ring around it and the word Live. Tap or click our profile picture to view our live video. You can watch the live videos on the Instagram app or on Instagram.com.  And you can also watch a replay in our Instagram Stories for up to 24 hours after the interview.
USBG National Charity Foundation Distributes More Than $2M in Grants
The  United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG) National Charity Foundation  announced that it has disseminated more than $2 million in charitable grants as part of its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) COVID-19 Relief Campaign. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Are you on our list of distilleries making sanitizers?
ACSA has compiled a list of hundreds of distilleries that are making hand sanitizer or sanitizing spray, but we know that many are missing from the list. If you haven't already added your distillery or confirmed that you are on the list, please click the link below.
Catch Up On Free COVID-19 Webinars
Ska Street Brewstillery Opens For Take-Out During Safer-In-Place
After having to close its doors just one hour and eleven minutes after statewide on-site dining was shuttered, Ska Street Brewstillery reopened to the public Wednesday to serve a new to-go menu. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Maggie's Farm Forbes White Rum to Benefit Local COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Allegheny Distilling, the producer of Maggie's Farm Rum, has released Forbes White Rum with a portion of proceeds being donated to local Covid-19 relief efforts. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Sangfroid Distilling Releases Two New Spirits
Sangfroid Distilling  of Hyattsville, Maryland, this week announced the release of two new spirits. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Spirit Hub , an online marketplace for craft spirits from independent distilleries, has launched a new Virtual Happy Hour series focused on educating consumers about the finest craft spirits from around the world and allowing distilleries nationwide to connect with their customers live during COVID-19. (CraftSpiritsMag.com)
Craft Spirits TV: Montanya Distillers Confronts the Pandemic
In this episode, Karen Hoskin of Colorado's Montanya Distillers describes how COVID-19 has hit home. Plus, ChainBridge Distillery, Boot Hill and Wigle accept their medals from this year's ACSA Judging of Craft Spirits.
Got a question? ACSA's got the answer.
In these challenging times, seek advice and lend your knowledge in ACSA's online forums. Our main forum topics include crisis management, services, TTB, safety, technical, equipment & materials, legislation, business and marketplace.
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