The recent changes in the liquor laws are transforming the Pennsylvania brewpub and distillery landscape as they are now able to cross sell their products, writes Harold Brubaker for Philly.com.
Under the revised rules, brewpubs and distilleries are now able to sell their products to each other. This is giving them a new freedom in creating both classic and innovative new drinks to delight their customers.
“It was kind of a really fun thing because you can’t get certain things in Pennsylvania. I learned how to make sweet vermouth because we wanted good Manhattans,” said Fox Brown , taproom manager at Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. in Philadelphia.
To make vermouth, she used a Bancroft Cellars Chambourcin wine from Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford and Amaro herbal liquor from Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries near Pittsburgh.
Scott Rudich, owner of Round Guys Brewing Co. in Lansdale, is also taking advantage of the changes by starting to work closely with Boardroom Spirits also in Lansdale and others. This allows him to get even more creative with his offerings.
“It’s creating more of a craft within the industry,” enthused Rudich.
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