Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 87th 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 the American Craft Spirits Association.
Montana Distiller Sets Speed Record with Spirit-Fueled Motorcycle
Ryan Montgomery, owner and operator of Montgomery Distillery along with his wife Jenny, set a record at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Trials on Sunday riding a motorcycle that runs on leftovers from the vodka distilling process. (Missoulian)
NEXT WEEK: 'Distillery Safety Management 101' in Long Beach, California
Join us as we head to Long Beach, California for our next Regional Education Program, Thursday, September 6 to Friday, September 7. ACSA has partnered with Industrial Safety and Training Services to present "Distillery Safety Management 101." Learn about hazard recognition, requirements of written policies, regulatory training, general OSHA compliance and much more over this two-day class. The registration fee is $399 for ACSA members and $699 for non-members. The fee for any additional participants from your company is $299 for members and $529 for non-members.
Iowa's Foundry Distilling Opens, Touts Custom Barrel Program
Now, spirits enthusiasts can make their very own customized aged whiskey—they even get to design their own logos. Foundry Distilling Co. in Historic Valley Junction is officially open to the public. (Des Moines Register) 
Kansas City's J. Rieger & Co. Distillery Plans Expansion, Hospitality Center
Jacob Rieger & Company Distillery announced Tuesday that it plans a major expansion and hospitality center that it expects will draw up to 100,000 visitors annually—and spur more investment in the area. (Kansas City Star)
Alaska's Amalga Distillery Covers Cost of Lumber Stolen from Nonprofit
Two weekends ago, someone stole a hefty amount of wood from Trail Mix, Inc., a nonprofit that maintains hiking trails around Juneau. Even though the lumber has not been returned, the organization could get back on track soon thanks to a donation from another local organization: Amalga Distillery. (Juneau Empire)  
San Antonio-based Rebecca Creek Expands Distribution to Tennessee
Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest craft distilleries in North America, has continued its U.S. expansion plan by adding its award-winning spirits to shelves throughout the state of Tennessee. The distillery's artisan spirits are now available in 11 states across the country. (
Moonshine University to Offer Courses at Bourbon and Beyond Festival
Festival goers at the 2018 Bourbon and Beyond Festival can up their bourbon game with on-site bourbon education courses offered by Moonshine University’s Stave and Thief Society. (BevNet)
Indy-based West Fork Whiskey Plans to Distribute Beyond Home State
West Fork Whiskey Co., an Indianapolis-based craft distillery, said it plans to expand distribution to states outside of Indiana by boosting production and storage capacity. (Indianapolis Business Journal) 
Maryland Brewery Firetower Farm Hopes to Branch to Distilling
Roger Davis, the man who pioneered the craft brewing business in Cecil County, Maryland is looking to expand his Firetower Farm Brewing into distilling spirits, but several county and state agencies have to sign off on his plans first. (Cecil Daily)
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