The Spirit Guild’s newer distillery neighbor is Loft & Bear, a startup by Paul Ryan Elliott that hit the neighborhood in 2014. In just a few years, the company has outgrown its 1,400 square foot headquarters and will be expanding to one with 10,000 square feet of vodka distilling potential.
Elliott decided to start a vodka company because it was the spirit he preferred drinking.
“We were selling from the trunks of our cars,” said Loft & Bear’s director of business development and hospitality Karl Steuck of the early days. “It was definitely a hard sell.” Read More