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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

•Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Foolproof Brewing Co. will expand into Massachusetts through a partnership with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA). Beginning next week, Foolproof’s three year-round beers will be available across the state through MBA’s five wholesale partners—Atlas Distributing Inc., Burke Distributing, Colonial Wholesale Beverage, Commercial Distributing Co. and Merrimack Valley Distributing Co. In addition to its core beers—American Barstool Golden Ale, Backyahd IPA and Raincloud Robust Porter (all priced at $9.49 for a six-pack of 12-ounce cans)— Foolproof also produces a line of rotating high-end specialty beers available in kegs and 22-ounce bottles. The move into Massachusetts marks the craft brewer’s first expansion out of its home state of Rhode Island.

•Boulder, Colorado’s Twisted Pine Brewing Co. has added a second release, Cucumber Cream Ale, to its Farm to Foam series. Cucumber Cream is available now on draft and in 750-ml. bottles throughout Colorado, and will soon roll out to select other states. The new ale uses malted barley and wheat from Colorado Malting Co. in Alamosa, Crystal hops from Misty Mountain Hop Farm in Olathe and cucumbers from 2 R’s Farm in Platteville. Twisted Pine’s Farm to Foam series, which launched last year, features beers that made only with ingredients grown in Colorado. The inaugural launch was Roots Revival Carrot IPA, which Twisted Pine will bring back later this summer.

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