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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013

•Paso Robles, California-based Firestone Walker Brewing has unveiled a repack across its core beers. The updated labels and packaging will be distributed across the brewer’s Double Barrel Ale, Pale 31 and Union Jack beers, followed soon after by corresponding tap handles with the new logos. Firestone Walker’s new look features a more unified color palette, including a gray background on all labels (secondary colors have remained the same) and new logos for each beer.

•Mexico-based Baja Brewing has expanded its U.S. presence with the launch of its flagship Cabotella ale across Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Made with 100% malted, two-row barley and all-natural ingredients, Cabotella is billed as a golden, medium-bodied blonde ale. The 5.5%-abv entry will be offered in Arizona and New Mexico via Southern Wine & Spirits, in Colorado via Baroness and in Texas via both L&F and Intwine Distributors. Established in 2007 in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, Baja offers eight core beers, as well as variety of seasonals, and reported a total production of 2,400 barrels for 2012.

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