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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

•Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. has introduced a new session ale, RecreationAle, to the company’s range of year-round brews. It will be available starting early next month in 12-packs of 12-ounce cans across the company’s distribution network. RecreationAle (4.7% abv) is the second brew to be added to the year-round lineup this year and fifth overall, joining Tree Hugger, Rye Pale Ale, Hopsecutioner IPA and Golden Ale. It’s also the company’s first beer to be packaged in 12-ounce cans. Terrapin’s lineup of brews—which also includes four seasonals, the Monster Beer Tour series and a line of special releases—is currently available in 10 states across the country. Terrapin is minority-owned by MillerCoors.

•Shmaltz Brewing Co. has debuted its first ever lager and a new summer variety pack. Launching this month, David’s Slingshot Hoppy Summer Lager is made with Cascade, Saaz, Summit, Citra and Crystal hops and will be available on draft across Shmaltz’s distribution footprint. Additionally, 12-ounce bottles of the lager will be offered in the brewer’s new Hops In He’Brew Hoppy Variety Pack, which also rolls out this month. Along with David’s Slingshot, the variety pack will include 12-ounce bottles of Shmaltz’s Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale, Hop Manna IPA and Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. Both David’s Slingshot and the Hops In He’Brew pack will be available through August. Shmaltz Brewing, which is in the process of completing a new, 20,000-barrel brewery in Clifton Park, New York, currently distributes to more than 30 states.

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