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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for June 26, 2013

June 26, 2013

•Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing is launching its latest Enjoy By IPA expression in four markets. Rolling out next week, Stone Enjoy By08.02.13 IPA will be available throughout Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Stone’s most recent Enjoy By entry—dated 07.04.13—will be pulled from shelves if still available after July 4. Initially launched last fall, the “Enjoy By” program involves a special IPA release that is bottled, kegged, shipped and then immediately delivered within a seven-day timeline, with the beer’s expiration date prominently featured on the label.

•Craft beer bar and retail chain World of Beer (WOB) has unveiled its latest location in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Opening July 1, the Ann Arbor outpost will be WOB’s first in state. The new bar will feature more than 500 bottles of beer and 40 rotating taps, and will also partner with local restaurants—including No Thai!, Mr. Spot’s, Maize and Blue Delicatessen—to provide patrons with food delivery options. Additional WOB locations are slated to soon follow in Brandon, Florida, and Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 2007 in Tampa, WOB currently operates approximately 40 locations across 14 states.

•Bear Republic Brewing Co. is adding Café Racer 15 to its seasonal bottled lineup. A silver medal award winner at last year’s 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Café Racer 15 is a double IPA made with Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops. The label will be offered in limited 22-oz. bottles and on draft starting next month, initially launching in select areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Additional markets are slated to follow. Based in Cloverdale, California, Bear Republic produces a lineup of seven core offerings, three seasonals and an array of specialties.

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