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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

•Providence, Rhode Island-based Narragansett Beer has debuted a specialty retro 12-ounce can. The brewer’s flagship Narragansett Lager will be available for a limited time in the 1950s-inspired cans throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, in 12-packs ($9.99-$11.99), 18-packs ($13.99-$15.99), and 30-packs ($18.99-$20.99). Concurrently, Narragansett is also reintroducing thi summer the signature Clam Can—a 16-ounce tallboy that features a recipe for a traditional New England clam bake—as well as its popular 1975 can, made famous from a scene in the movie “Jaws,” in August.

•San Francisco upstart W.G. Barr Beverage Co. has released T.W. Pitchers’ Snake Bite. Inspired by a popular British pub drink, Snake Bite (5.1% abv) is a bottled blend of beer and apple cider. It is currently only available in bars and stores in the Bay Area (priced at $7.49-$7.99 a 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles), but the creators are currently exploring the possibility of expanding distribution into Northern California and other areas of the state. W.G. Barr Beverage Co. was founded in 2011 by Wilson Barr and Tommy Hester.

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