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Distiller’s Reserve Champion Brewery Collab #1

Champion Brewery Collab #1 is the first of our Distiller’s Reserve series. Spirits in this series are one-time releases that will be available for purchase in only a limited number of locations. Bottle sales will primarily take place on-site at the Vitae Spirits Distillery tasting room. Once we sell the last bottle, that’s the end of the product. So if you like a Distiller’s Reserve spirit, stock up while you can.

At Vitae Spirits Distillery we aim to express “terroir” in our spirits, but not just in the conventional sense related to ingredients. We strive to reflect the rich community relationships that make a place unique. With this in mind, we teamed up with our Charlottesville neighbors Champion Brewing Company™ to distill this scrumptious spirit from their Violator Doppelbock beer. The Germans call this beer-derived spirit bierschnaps, but in America “schnapps” has too much association with nasty sweet fruit or mint schnapps, so we decided to use the fanciful (yet descriptive) Champion Brewery Collab #1. Hopefully a #2 is coming down the line 😉




  • Age: unaged
  • Bottle Proof: 80 proof
  • Production: 414 bottles @ 750 ml 13Oct17


Click here for Collab #1 cocktail recipes


Still available at Spirit Hub

VA ABC code #953934