Sipp Industries will be co-sponsoring a tasting event with Church Street Brewing Company where patrons, shareholders and potential customers will be able to taste the first samples of the premium craft hemp beer. Sampling will begin at 5pm until 11pm with food and snacks being provided.
Ted Jorgensen, President of wholly-owned subsidiary, Major Hemp, stated, “We are proud to announce Major Hemp HIPA will be on tap at Church Street next week. The initial product has been sampled by local brewing experts and the feedback has been excellent. We are thrilled to share it with the public and look forward to an exciting launch event.”
The Company also reports a new bill signed into law in August by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will allow the state’s breweries to purchase and sell guest beer and cider in their tap rooms. Under House Bill 4897, the state will allow licensed Class 1 breweries (producing up to 30,000 barrels annually) and Class 2 breweries (producing up to 120,000 barrels annually) to purchase beer and cider from either a wholesaler or a self-distributing brewery. The state of Illinois does not limit the amount of beer that can be sold in the tap room.
Jorgensen continued, “This new law is a huge benefit for Major Hemp HIPA as we have the opportunity for a permanent tap at Church Street where patrons and prospective customers can taste our beer each and every day.”
Owner and operator of Church Street Brewing Company, Lisa Gregor, commented, “We are very pleased with the final Major Hemp HIPA product. Since we have announced brewing hemp beer last month we have been inundated with inquiries asking when the product will be completed. We are excited to co-host this sampling event next week with Sipp Industries.”
“We are excited and anxious to introduce our new HIPA in both draft and cans. Similar to the warm reception we have received with our Major Hemp Brown Ale, preliminary feedback on the hemp IPA has been very positive. We are actively talking to various multi-state distributors who have expressed interest in carrying our products and expect placements of our beers shortly after the launch date,” commented Syman Vong, Chief Executive Officer.