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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for November 9, 2012

November 9, 2012

•Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin-based Leinenkugel’s has introduced a new winter seasonal, Snowdrift Vanilla Porter. Available from November to February, the brew (6% abv) is made with Pale Malt, Caramel 60, Carapils, Special B, Dark Chocolate and Roasted Barley malts combined with Cluster and Willamette hops and aged on real vanilla. It’s available nationwide on draft and in six-packs ($6.99-$7.99). Snowdrift replaces the brand’s previous winter seasonal, Fireside Nut Brown Ale.

•Chandler, Arizona-based SanTan Brewing Co. is rolling out its first ever seasonal canned beer series. Launching this month, the first entry in the series is winter seasonal Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale (8.1% abv), available in 12-ounce cans and on tap. Though the next entry has yet to be announced, additional SanTan seasonals include Winter Warmer (traditionally available around Thanksgiving), Sex Panther (January), Mr. Pineapple (April), Count Hopula (August) and Oktoberfest (September). Previously, SanTan seasonals were only available on draft. SanTan’s offerings are distributed throughout Arizona.


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