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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013

•Kentucky’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. has kicked off its new barrel-aged series with the launch of Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale, a limited edition seasonal brew. Made with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, the 10%-abv ale is also infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and then aged in Bourbon barrels. Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale will be available in bottled four-packs and on draft across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Illinois, priced at around $14.99 a four-pack. Following Pumpkin Barrel’s run, Lexington Brewing plans to introduce a winter or spring barrel-aged seasonal to the series. Lexington Brewing and Distilling, which was established in 2000, is the brainchild of Dr. Perse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech.

•Massachusetts-based Newburyport Brewing Co. has unveiled its new line of limited edition small batch craft beers, the 1635 Series. Each beer in the line—which will showcase a variety created by the brewmaster as well the brewery team—will be available at the company’s taproom and at select bars and restaurants. The first release will be Joppa Stout, a 4.5%-abv Irish dry stout. Co-founded in 2012 by Chris Webb and Bill Fisher, Newburyport also produces three core beers—its flagship Newburyport Pale Ale, Plum Island Belgian White and Green Head IPA.

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