Craft Spirits Weekly
Welcome to the 84th 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.
New California Alcohol Warning Law Takes Effect August 30
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new Proposition 65 warning requirements that take effect on August 30, 2018 . The new regulations significantly change the current regulations and require all suppliers, importers and distributors to change the warnings they currently provide to their retail customers. (Booze Rules Alcohol Beverage Law Blog)
Registration Open: ACSA Regional Safety Education Program in Long Beach
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. We've negotiated a discount room rate of $149 a night at the event's host hotel, the Courtyard Long Beach Downtown. The rate expires on August 24, so don't delay!
Virginia's MurLarkey Distilled Spirits in Logo Dispute with Monster Energy
A small distillery in Virginia received a 108-page objection to its company logo from energy drinks giant Monster, and despite its size, has vowed to fight back against what it’s calling greedy behavior and bullying. (The Drinks Business)
San Diego's Liberty Call to Open Second Location
San Diego’s Liberty Call Distilling has announced plans for its second location, an expanded concept that will include both a distillery and restaurant with fare from farm-to-table chef Miguel Valdez, to open in the city’s trending Barrio Logan neighborhood during Spring 2019. (BevNet)
DEADLINE APPROACHING: ACSA Convention Call for Presentations
We invite you to share your expertise with the craft spirits community at ACSA’s 6 th Annual Distillers’ Convention and Vendor Trade Show, February 10-12, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal no later than August 15 . ACSA prides itself on professional education providing the greatest possible learning experience for our industry. Each individual Call for Presentations will be personally vetted by the ACSA Education Committee.
Rabbit Hole Kicks Off Public Tours at New Distillery
Photos of the sleek, glass-encased Rabbit Hole distillery have been leaking out of NuLu for months. But now, anyone with Instagram envy will be able to grab a pic of their own. On Wednesday, Rabbit Hole finally launched its public tours. (Courier Journal)
Rebecca Creek Offers ClubCorp Members Exclusive Experiences
San Antonio, Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery teamed with ClubCorp, owner-operator of more than 200 private golf and country clubs and city, sports and alumni clubs, to provide ClubCorp club members access to exclusive Rebecca Creek Distillery perks, including free distillery tours, complimentary cocktails, live music events, commemorative medals and more. (The Drinkable Globe) 
Malahat Spirits Co. Adds Cocktails in Tasting Room
Malahat Spirits Co. is the latest San Diego distillery to expand the offerings at its tasting room to include cocktails as well as samples of its spirits, joining compatriots You & Yours Distilling Co., Cutwater Spirits and Henebery Spirits as other craft spirit companies that distill spirits and serve cocktails on site. (Eater San Diego)
High-Proof Creative Marketing Agency Launches for Distilling Industry
High-Proof Creative, a full-service, niche marketing agency for the craft beverage industry announced its launch Tuesday. The Portland-based agency will provide services for companies nationwide in a variety of areas including website development, design, marketing strategy, social media, content, SEO and more. (BevNet)
Montgomery County, Maryland Eases Craft Distillery Restrictions
It’s now possible to set up a small craft distillery in downtown Bethesda or Silver Spring, Maryland. On Tuesday, Montgomery County announced a change in the zoning code that will allow craft distilleries that produce less than 50,000 gallons of liquor annually to be located in certain commercial and residential mixed-use zones. (Bethesda Magazine)
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