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CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alberta-based Two Pine Ventures, developer of destination distilleries and SNODAY™ spirits brands, today announced their launch of an equity crowdfunding campaign to complete the build of two destination distilleries – Firehall Distillers in Okotoks and Bragg Creek Distillers in Bragg Creek.

With travel restrictions keeping Albertans closer to home this year, a trend towards staycations has emerged. The development of destination distilleries provides an experiential draw for locals and visitors alike, while becoming the heart of these thriving rural communities. Founded for and funded by the community, the distilleries will contribute to the economic revitalization of these communities’ post COVID-19.

Two Pine Ventures products leverage Alberta’s raw ingredients - mineral-rich, glacier-fed water and the highest quality grain in the world - to distill premium spirits that will anchor the destination distilleries.

“When I built Hillside Estate Winery in the Okanagan, our guests needed a distinctive location to experience our products,” says John Hromyk, President of Two Pine Ventures. “While the pandemic has changed our lives, the growth in staycations and the proven model of craft distillery tourism provide new opportunities for innovation. The opportunity in front of us is to lead the development of destination distilleries and have them become a focus of revitalization for the rural communities we call home.”

Having purchased the land for the destination distilleries in Bragg Creek and Okotoks, Two Pine has secured the development permits, and completed the designs. Both projects are now shovel ready.

“Two Pine Ventures has raised $2.35 million to date and are looking to close another $4.25 million in equity financing,” said Dr. Brett Schönekess, Two Pine Ventures CFO and Master Distiller. “As we were planning to fund the build, we realized these projects needed to be funded directly from the communities that would see benefit from local visitation and future export of spirits.”

Through the FrontFundr crowdfunding campaign, shares in Two Pine Ventures and the destination distilleries start at $250. Two Pine Ventures hopes that the low barrier to entry will encourage locals to not only invest in the distillery projects but become long-term supporters of the brand and forthcoming spirits.   

Two Pine Ventures will produce its award-winning, hand-crafted, premium spirits under the SNODAY™ brand in-house.

To learn more about the equity crowdfunding campaign and for full details of the offering found in the Offering Memorandum, visit This communication is for informational purposes only.

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LAS VEGAS – Aug. 26, 2020Vegas Baby Vodka will cheers summer goodbye with its Stir Crazy cocktail this Labor Day weekend, from Friday Sept. 4 to Monday, Sept. 7.


The female-owned, local spirits brand will encourage vodka lovers to enjoy three days of fun in the sun with its latest concoction, the Stir Crazy cocktail, made with Vegas Baby Vodka, agave, lime juice, blackberries and club soda to finish. Inspired by a summer of quarantine, this cocktail was created to enjoy at home with the following recipe:


Stir Crazy cocktail:

3 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka

2 oz. Club Soda

1.5 oz. Agave or Simple Syrup

4 Blueberries

Juice of one lime


Directions: Muddle blackberries in a cocktail glass and add ice. Combine and shake Vegas Baby Vodka, lime juice and agave in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a blackberry.


Vegas Baby Vodka is made with non-GMO, gluten-free corn and is distilled using a column still, later filtered through a charcoal filter for an ultra-smooth finish. An interactive map of retailers and more information can be found at, as well as on Instagram at @VegasBabyVodka. Vegas Baby Vodka was recently certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) business, two prestigious classifications supporting female business owners and small businesses. 

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Kingsey Falls, Québec, August 26, 2020 – Cascades PRO, the professional hygiene brand of Cascades Inc. (TSX: CAS), has launched a new hand hygiene campaign to promote the importance of hand drying in preventing the spread of bacteria, viruses and other infections.

The mission of the campaign, titled “Hand Hygiene is a Two-Part Process,” is to inform the public about the importance of hand drying as a critical part of the fight against infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Research has shown that bacteria are more easily transmitted from wet hands than dry hands, and that using paper towels to dry your hands not only removes the moisture from hands more quickly and efficiently, but the friction caused by the towels allows for even further removal of microorganisms.

In a recent Consumer Intelligence poll conducted by Cascades in the U.S, results confirmed that Americans are not placing the same importance on hand drying as they are on hand washing. While 84% percent of Americans say it is extremely important to wash your hands after using a public restroom, only 48% of Americans say it is extremely important to dry your hands after using a public restroom.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, we saw a significant rise in discussions about hand washing and its important role in helping to curb the spread of the virus, but little to no coverage of hand drying – the equally important second part of hand hygiene,” said Francois David, Vice President Marketing & Innovation, Cascades Tissue Group. “With our ‘Hand Hygiene is a Two-Part Process’ campaign, we aim to add to the current dialogue about proper hand hygiene to ensure that people across North America understand that drying your hands is just as important as washing them.”

The campaign, rolling out this month in the U.S. and Canada, is fully integrated and being supported by advertising, public relations, and web and social programs, as well as a toolkit for building owners and facility managers to use to promote the importance of hand drying in reducing the spread of illness.

Beyond shedding light on the scientific aspect of hand drying in the form of a white paper, the “Hand Hygiene is a Two-Part Process” toolkit will also provide useful tips for improving the hygiene of bathrooms in retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing plants and similar facilities to better align with these new consumer demands for public restrooms. Cascades PRO will also be including information about proper hand hygiene in the promotion of its Tandem Electronic No-Touch Hand Towel Dispenser, set to be released this fall.

As organizations and businesses continue to evaluate their re-opening plans, important care will need to be taken in terms of public restrooms and how best to keep people safe. Cascades PRO’s consumer survey also explored the features Americans would like to see more of in public restrooms, with the results being (1) paper towels from a touchless dispenser (74%) , (2) touchless ways to enter and exit the bathroom (64%) and (3) automatic toilet flushers and touchless trash cans (59%).

For more information about Cascades PRO’s “Hand Hygiene is a Two-Part Process”campaign and to download the toolkit, please visit

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DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS (August 25, 2020) – Texas-based Treaty Oak Distilling has announced the launch of its newest bourbon, The Day Drinker Texas Bourbon.


Much like Treaty Oak’s award-winning flagship offering, Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon, The Day Drinker Texas Bourbon is a 100% Texas-made grain-to-glass bourbon that’s born from Texas wheat and yellow no.1 corn from Barton Springs Mill, proofed using limestone-filtered water, and aged for one year under the hot Texas sun. At just 80-proof (compared to Ghost Hill’s 95-proof), The Day Drinker is the ideal Treaty Oak expression for casual sipping, end-of-summer imbibing and, of course, day drinking.


The Day Drinker is a Certified Texas Whiskey, and the Texas elements – from the unique aging climate to the locally-sourced grains and corn – shine through in the release to create a special and sippable bourbon. Tasting notes include sweet kettle corn, buttery vanilla, fresh wheat, soft allspice and a cinnamon finish.


Treaty Oak fans will be able to get their hands on a bottle early if they can make it to Treaty Oak’s Distillery in Dripping Springs, Texas starting on September 1, but otherwise, this release will be available online ( for shipping around the country, as well as at select retailers in TX, FL and CA, beginning on September 15. It will also be rolled out in additional markets nationwide following the September 15 launch. The Day Drinker will be available in 375ml bottles (MSRP $13.99) and 750ml bottles (MSRP $25.99).

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NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Questex, the parent company of Nightclub & Bar Show, today announces the event will be forced to cancel, as the Las Vegas Convention Center has declared no large-scale events can take place in the building for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nightclub & Bar Show was scheduled to run October 19-21, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV.

Nightclub & Bar Show has been the hub for bar, restaurant, and nightlife professionals to come together with their passion for hospitality to learn, grow their businesses, and network with their peers, while building lasting partnerships and friendships. The 2021 edition is scheduled to take place June 28-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the first time in 34 years the event has been forced to cancel. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the current situation and our number one priority remains keeping our entire community safe.

Our team is working through all the logistics that are involved with cancelling an event. We understand that you will have questions and concerns. All attendee registration tickets purchased for the original Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 dates will be honored for a full credit towards the 2021 event. Exhibitors will be contacted soon with information. Please contact Tim McLucas, Vice President, Hospitality Group, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." rel="nofollow">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with immediate exhibitor inquiries.

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