Rick Burch, bassist for Jimmy Eat World, has announced that he will be opening a microdistillery. Dubbed CaskWerks Distilling Co. and likely operating out of Tempe, Arizona, a skip from Jimmy Eat World’s hometown Mesa, the distillery will be a collaborative project between Burch and longtime friends John Miller and Jeff Barlow. The trio aims “bring a fresh, local perspective to a very old and established industry,” and, according to Burch, will put a fresh twist on classics with handcrafted concoctions like “beautiful apple pie liqueur, crisp, citrus-forward Gin, and velvety-soft American Wheat Whiskey.” Check out a video of Burch and Miller introducing the new venture below, and find more information about the microdistillery on their website.
As for Burch’s day job, Jimmy Eat World’s latest album, Damage, is available now. Purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here.