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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for October 10, 2012

October 10, 2012

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co. is celebrating its 15th anniversary with Bolt Cutter, a limited release barley wine. Bolt Cutter will be available in Founders’ taproom from November 11-16 through a ticketed release system and in stores November 19. At 15% abv, Bolt Cutter is billed as a cellarable barley wine with a “malty sweetness and spicy complexity” from aging some in Bourbon barrels, some in maple syrup Bourbon barrels and some using standard fermentation. It is part of the company’s Backstage Series. Founders’ collection of beers includes six year-round brews, as well as two seasonal beers and a number of specialty releases across a 23-state distribution footprint.

•Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery has partnered with Indiana-based Sun King Brewery to create a new collaborative offering, The Deuce. Described as a hopped-up brown ale, the 7%-abv brew is made with 100% Galaxy hops and packaged in an Alumi-Tek resealable pint bottle. Available for a limited time, The Deuce will be sold at Oskar Blues restaurant and bar venues—including the brewery’s Tasty Weasel Taproom, Home Made Liquids & Solids and Grill & Brew—and in Sun King’s home Indiana market. The Deuce is the second Alumi-Tek-packaged collaboration between Oskar Blues and Sun King, following the pair’s release of Chaka, a Belgian-style ale.

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