Holy Brew Joins Forces With Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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Holy Brew Brewing Company has formalized a working relationship and part ownership into the Lost Rhino Brewing Company, a new production brewery in Ashburn, VA to develop and brew new high end craft Belgian brands released under the Holy Brew label. The high caliber recipes will be developed in partnership with Matt Hagerman and Favio Garcia, the majority partners at Lost Rhino. Matt and Favio both have a strong brewing heritage with many years of experience in brewing and operations, which previously was spent at the Old Dominion Brewing Company, which was acquired by Budweiser. Holy Brew will operate as an independent unit within Lost Rhino, managed by the existing Holy Brew management team and will be distributed by Hop & Wine in Sterling, Virginia.

Holy Brew Brewing Company has formalized a working relationship and part ownership into the Lost Rhino Brewing Company, a new production brewery in Ashburn, VA to develop and brew new high end craft Belgian brands released under the Holy Brew label. The high caliber recipes will be developed in partnership with Matt Hagerman and Favio Garcia, the majority partners at Lost Rhino. Matt and Favio both have a strong brewing heritage with many years of experience in brewing and operations, which previously was spent at the Old Dominion Brewing Company, which was acquired by Budweiser. Holy Brew will operate as an independent unit within Lost Rhino, managed by the existing Holy Brew management team and will be distributed by Hop & Wine in Sterling, Virginia.

The new craft brews will be released under the Holy Brew label as Belgian style beers available on draft and in 750 ml. corked bottles. The specific recipes are currently in final development and will include a wide range of styles from session ales to strong robust Belgian beers.

“We are incredibly excited to be launching these high end Belgian brews in partnership with Holy Brew,” said Matt Hagerman, President of Lost Rhino Brewing Company. “Holy Brew has developed a loyal following and unique lifestyle brand that will be the perfect match for these exciting new beers. The Holy Brew fans will not be disappointed by these new top notch craft brews that will proudly wear the Holy Brew label.”

Initial launch of the new Holy Brew beers is planned for the first quarter of 2012 on location at the Lost Rhino brew house in Ashburn, Virginia at 21730 Red Rum Drive, # 142. Distribution through Hop & Wine distributors is expected to also commence in that same timeframe. Watch for further details about the special launch event.

Lost Rhino currently brews a variety of beers, including Rhino Chasers Pilsner, Face Plant IPA and New River Pale Ale, a favorite of Virginia Tech students and alumni since 1999 which has been reintroduced into the marketplace with the original formula developed by Kenny Lefkowitz.

About Holy Brew Brewing Company
Holy Brew Brewing Company was founded in 2008. Crafting brews with the input from Master Brewers at its contracts, creating products that have generated a loyal following throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Known for their crisp clean taste and their mystical powers Holy Brew has made a positive impact on the craft market. For more information visit http://www.holybrew.com

About Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Lost Rhino Brewing Co. challenges the craft beer enthusiast to experience adventure and awesomeness in each of our beers. The brewery was born out of the fierce desire to keep the tradition of craft brewing alive in Northern Virginia. We were longtime brewers from Old Dominion and bought back the brew house and moved it to its new location in Ashburn, VA. It is here that we're brewing some of the most outstanding brews in the Washington, DC area. For more information visit http://www.lostrhino.com

Company Contacts

Holy Brew Brewing Company: Scott Kasper - 703-371-4161

Lost Rhino Brewing Company: Matt Hagerman – 571-291-2083

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