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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

•Chicago’s Berghoff Brewing is set to relaunch with a new line of beers in the coming weeks. Aiming to appeal to a larger consumer base, Berghoff has revamped their range, which now includes a number of German-style of brews like Solstice Wit Beer, Straight Up Hefeweizen, Dortwunder Lager, Reppin’ Red Ale and Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager (priced at $7.99-$8.99 a six-pack). Also included is the first beer in Berghoff’s new Überbier Series, Germaniac Extra Pale Ale. The beers are available throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Berghoff first started brewing in 1887 and was purchased by owner Ben Minkoff’s family (who also owns General Beverage Distributors in Wisconsin) in 1994.

•Kingston, Massachusetts-based St. Killian Importing will soon bring the beers of Germany’s Andechs monastery brewery stateside. They will officially launch next week at New York’s Zum Schneider Bavarian biergarten—which has a location in Manhattan as well as in Montauk—followed by a rollout to other select markets on the East Coast beginning Labor Day weekend. Four of the Andechs brews will be made available to consumers on tap—Doppelbock, Vollbier Hell, Hefeweisen and Dunkelweisen. The Benedictine monastery in Andechs was founded in 1455, and underwent a modernization project in the 1970s and 1980s that allowed them to ramp up production of their beers.

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