Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce Announces Plan to Expand and Move to Union Collective
BALTIMORE, July 26, 2017 –To satisfy the intensifying consumer demand, Baltimore-based craft hot sauce and condiments brand, Huckle’s (http://www.hucklesauce.com), will be expanding its production and operations to Union Collective in January 2018. Currently brewed and bottled inside Lauraville restaurant Maggie’s Farm during the kitchen’s off-hours, Huckle’s new 6,000-square-foot-space will include a test kitchen, room for production and a small retail space once completed.
Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce was born out of co-founder Harrison Long’s desire to reduce food waste, turning a neglected garden-grown pepper plant into the first bottles of Fire-Roasted Habanero. After a couple years of making sauce for friends and family, he partnered with entrepreneur Kedrick Smith, and in 2015 the Huckle’s line of hot sauces was born. Huckle’s handcrafts gourmet hot sauce and condiments from locally sourced ingredients that are brewed and bottled in Baltimore City. Currently there are nine varieties of Huckle’s sauces on the market, including, Fire-Roasted Habenero, Fire-Roasted Jalepeno, Original Honion, and Classic Chipotle. The company is planning to release products ten and eleven this fall, capping phase one production before delving into the marinades and dressings segment.
According to market research company IBISWorld, hot sauce has become a $1 billion industry, and in America alone it has grown by 150% since 2000.
“The hot sauce industry is forecasted to experience double-digit growth through 2024 and Huckle’s intends to tap that vein with our unique flavors and dedication to do it the right way.
We remain committed to keeping our footprint small, and working to ‘shrink the loop,’ bringing our operations as close to home as possible,” said Kedrick Smith, Huckle’s Chief Operating Officer. “The move to Union Collective will allow us to go from handcrafting thousands of bottles a year to producing tens to possibly hundreds of thousands of bottles a year while keeping true to our mission.”
“At Union Collective we will be surrounded by some of the most resourceful and creative businesses in Baltimore, and we can’t wait to tap into the collaborative energy that the space will bring. We look forward to growing alongside our neighbors,” said Harrison Long, Huckle’s CEO.
Today, Huckle’s products are available in over 60 stores and restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
“Huckle’s commitment to using local ingredients for their products made them a natural fit for Union Collective” said Adam Benesch, co-founder of Union Craft Brewing. “Their product, brand and people have them well positioned for rapid growth. We are excited for them to join this group of growing Baltimore based businesses and look forward to their continued success.”
About UNION Collective:
UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. Construction on the project begins July 2017. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.
About Huckle’s LLC:
Huckle’s LLC produces gourmet hot sauces and condiments in Baltimore City using local, natural ingredients. Huckle’s products can be found at restaurants and retail locations throughout Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Learn more or shop online at http://www.hucklesauce.com. Get connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.