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October 1, 2019
Four Virginia Craft Beverage Companies to Exhibit at Bar Convent Berlin
Contact: Michael Wallace, VDACS, 804.786.1904

Four Virginia craft beverage companies will exhibit at Bar Convent Berlin in Germany, October 7-9. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of International Marketing and its European trade representative are supporting the companies in their participation in this international event. The following four companies will offer samples of their products in the “Virginia is for Spirits Lovers” themed booth.

  • Belmont Farm Distillery uses Culpeper-grown grains and a 1930’s copper pot still to make award winning moonshine, whiskey, spiced rum and bourbon.
  • Catoctin Creek Distilling Company opened its doors in Purcellville in 2009. Its flagship product, Roundstone Rye, has won gold medals across the globe and is a fantastic rye whisky replicating traditional production methods
  •  Element Shrub creates hand crafted, award winning, non-alcoholic apple cider vinegar shrub mixers and shrub “sodas”. Element Shurb’s award winning products are made with simple ingredients, and are great for craft cocktails, spirit free drinks and cooking.
  • Reservoir Distillery crafts its award-winning whiskies in Richmond using only the finest Virginia grains. Its wheat, rye, and bourbon whiskies are 100 percent single-grain and bottled at 100 proof.

Virginia is home to 70 licensed distilleries. A recent economic analysis by the Virginia Distillers Association showed that Virginia distilleries supported 1,477 full-time equivalent jobs and contributed nearly $17.5 million in state and local taxes in 2017.

The VDACS Office of International Marketing assists agricultural and forestry products producers, including distilleries, to find profitable export opportunities around the world. Bar Convent is Europe’s largest bar and beverage trade show, making it an annual destination for bar and spirits industry professionals from across the continent.

For more information on Bar Convent Berlin 2019, visit the show’s website and follow the show’s social media hashtags #bcb #bcb19 #barconvent.

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