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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

•Missouri’s O’Fallon Brewery has introduced its new Brewer’s Stash series of beers. The first release is Sticke It To The Man, which will be available May through August. The brew is a Sticke Alt beer, which is a darker, hoppier version of the Dusseldorf Alt style. Sticke It To The Man (7.5% abv) is brewed with five different types of malts and classic German hops. The Brewer’s Stash series will feature a rotating selection of specialty beers made available in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles at grocery and retail stores across 14 states. In other company news, O’Fallon is rolling out its core 5-Day IPA and Wheach beers in six packs of 12-ounce cans beginning this month.

•Paso Robles, California-based Firestone Walker Brewing Co. has added a new pilsner—Pivo Hoppy Pils—to its craft portfolio. Billed as a classic pilsner with a “West Coast dry-hopping twist,” Pivo is a new take on the traditional American style, made with German ingredients and influenced by Italian and Czech brewing methods. The new 5.3%-abv expression will be available in six-packs and on draft in select markets this week, priced at around $9.99 a six-pack. Pivo joins Firestone’s existing range, which includes its core DBA (Double Barrel Ale), Pale 31 and Union Jack labels, as well as a selection of seasonals, specialties and limited edition offerings.

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