Craft Brewers Whiskey Project A Very Ambitious Undertaking

Craft Brewers Whiskey ProjectBerkshire Mountain Distillers out of Massachusetts made a name for itself last year when it teamed with a number of craft breweries across the country to release whiskies aged in former beer barrels. The distillery is now getting into a related project, unveiling plans for a series of expressions distilled from craft beers themselves.

What’s been dubbed the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project will see Berkshire producing whiskies from beers provided by 15 different breweries. The resulting expressions will be aged at the distillery “for an undetermined amount of time” before being released in multiple states.

Pricing for these releases is undetermined as of yet, although a recent Boston Globe article indicates one of the bottlings will cost around $120. Breweries that have signed on so far include:

  • Samuel Adams Boston, MA – Boston Lager
  • Harpoon Brewery Boston, MA and Windsor, VT – UFO White
  • Berkshire Brewing Company South Deerfield, MA – Imperial Steel Rail
  • Jack’s Abby Framingham, MA – Smoke and Dagger
  • Spencer Brewery Spencer, MA – Spencer’sFlagship Ale
  • Big Elm Brewing Sheffield, MA – 413
  • Long Trail Brewing Company Bridgewater Corners, VT – Unearthed Brew
  • Smuttynose Brewing Hampton, NH – Really Old Brown Dog Ale
  • Shipyard Brewing Portland, ME – Export Ale
  • Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY – Three Philosophers
  • Captain Lawrence Elmsford, NY – Liquid Gold
  • Chatham Brewing Chatham, NY – 8 Barrel
  • Two Roads Brewing Stratford, CT – Worker’s Comp Saison
  • Yards Brewing Company Philadephia, PA – Brawler
  • Terrapin Brewing Company Athens, GA – Hopsecutioner