Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 30, 2012November 30, 2012
•New Belgium Brewing has added new tanks to its Fort Collins, Colorado brewery, growing its annual capacity to 925,000 barrels, reports BeerPulse. Previously, the facility’s capacity totaled 800,000 barrels. For 2012, New Belgium is on track to produce 775,000 barrels, up from 713,000 barrels last year. Meanwhile, the craft brewer has announced several upcoming offerings for 2013, including Rampant Imperial IPA, which will replace New Belgium’s Belgo IPA; Rolle Bolle Belgian Golden Ale, a summer seasonal replacing Somersault; and Accumulation White IPA, a winter seasonal replacing Snow Day. Additionally, a new Lips of Faith entry, Sultana Cascara Quad, is slated to roll out in the first quarter of next year.
•Massachusetts-based restaurant and pub chain British Beer Company is planning to open its latest location in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. According to local news reports, the 5,800-square-foot venue—which is expected to open next spring—will feature 38 taps and 165 seats. The pub’s Portsmouth location will be the chain’s 13th, joining existing outposts across Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
•Frederick, Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery has announced the lineup of its 2013 Brewhouse Rarities series. Distributed only in the mid-Atlantic region, the Brewhouse Rarities series is a line of small-batch beers developed by pitches from Flying Dog’s employees and released once a month. The 2013 series will include such brews as Chipotle Dark Ale, Green Tea Imperial Stout, Pumpernickel IPA, Pineapple Saison and Orchard Ale, among others. All releases will be draft-only, except for Green Tea Imperial Stout, Belgian Devil and Cinnamon Porter, which will also be made available in 750-ml. bottles.
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