Do you ever find yourself bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to talk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:
Earlier this week, Mark Hellendrung, the CEO of Narragansett Brewing Co., posted a candid and heartfelt open letter to lovers of the brand. In the letter, he reminisces about the “good ‘ole days” of ‘gansett, and how he brought the beer back to life in the mid 2000’s. Along with this narrative, he announced the company’s latest development: for the first time in 15 years, Narragansett Beer will be brewed in Rhode Island. The company is opening a facility in Pawtucket called the Guild, which will host the offices (that are currently in Providence), and all brewing operations (which currently takes place in Rochester, NY). Now their catchphrase, Hi, Neighbor, will make a little more sense!
This New Zealand cider will be making its US debut very shortly. Hailing from the land of Kiwi’s, this gluten-free beverage will be available in California later this year. Its parent company, Kono, is the largest indigenous beverage and food producer in New Zealand. And the name “Tutu” comes from the indigenous Maori language, meaning to be cheeky and mischievous. So, if you want to step on the wild side, try to get your hands on a bottle.
This distillery will soon be releasing its latest gin offering: Organic Barreled Gin. This gin will be similar to the distillery’s award winning Dry Gin, but with a twist: it’s aged in KOVAL whiskey barrels. This makes for a slightly darkened liquid, that is housed in a studding bottle, with label design by Dando Projects.
This renowned brand will be releasing its first bourbon in 20 years this summer, and it’ll go by the name Cooper’s Craft. The bourbon will be available in select markets, and was conceived to celebrate the brand’s 70 years of barrel making and wood expertise. The company’s emphasis on the barrels it uses and the wood used to make those barrels is unique in the market, and just serves as an example of how seriously they take their trade.