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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014

•Utica, New York-based Saranac is debuting a new seasonal, Prism Ale, and a new “12 Beers A Springing” mixed pack. Prism Ale (5.2% abv) is a smooth white ale with a colorful finish and is included in the spring pack along with Saranac’s staple Pale Ale, annual favorites and new beers. Forbidden IPA is a new addition at 5.0% abv that will be included with Red IPA (6.0% abv), traditional German lager Dry Hop (6.0% abv) and Irish Stout (5.5% abv). Prism and “12 Beers A Springing” will be available for a limited time.

•Fort Collins, Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing has released two new beers—New Belgium Rewind, a 7%-abv India Pale Ale, and its spring seasonal Belgian-style ale Spring Blonde. Rewind is brewed with Maris Otter and Special B malts, giving it sweet background, while Spring Blonde is a golden ale brewed with pale malts. Spring Blonde, a tribute to traditional Belgian ales, is 6% abv and has a lightly bitter finish. New Belgium Brewing also makes the popular Fat Tire Amber Ale and other Belgian-inspired brews such as Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel.

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