Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 3, 2013July 3, 2013
•Washington’s Redhook Brewery is partnering with restaurant and bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings to release Game Changer pale ale. Buffalo Wild Wings will carry Game Changer on tap at all of its locations across the country beginning on July 15. The brew (4.6% abv) is a sessionable pale ale, featuring a combination of caramel malts and American-grown hops. Buffalo Wild Wings has more than 925 locations across North America. Redhook Brewery, part of the Craft Brew Alliance, also produces Audible Ale, ESB, Long Hammer, Pilsner, Winterhook, Wit and Mudslinger, among others.
•Seattle-based Emerald City Beer Co. has named Columbia Distributing its exclusive distributor in the markets of Washington and Oregon. Established in 2010, Emerald City’s flagship brew is its Dottie Seattle Lager, made with 100% Washington-grown barley, Vienna, Munich and Melanoidin grains and American Nobel Hops. Operating in the Northwest, Columbia Distributing handles more than 50 craft beer brands in the region, including Lagunitas, Abita, Anchor Brewing and Dogfish Head, among others.