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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

•Sheffield, Massachusetts-based Berkshire Mountain Distillers has partnered with 10 U.S. craft brewers to create a new range of Bourbons finished in beer barrels for a minimum of three months. Several offerings in the limited edition range began rolling out in January, including collaborations with Georgia’s Terrapin Brewing, Pennsylvania’s Tröegs Brewing and Massachusetts’ Samuel Adams. In the coming months, Berkshire will unveil new entries created in partnership with Michigan’s Founders Brewing, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing, Montana’s Big Sky Brewing, Washington’s Hale’s Ales, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing, New York’s Brewery Ommegang and New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewing. The Bourbons, which range in price from $42.99-$60 a bottle, feature the name of the participating brewery and are available only in each brewer’s region.

•Albany, New York-based Nine Pin Ciderworks has partnered with craft distributor Remarkable Liquids to launch across its home state next month. Set to roll out the first week of March, Nine Pin Cider will be available in 22-ounce bottles (retailing at $7.99) and on draft throughout New York state, with New York City availability slated to follow in May. The launch will be supported by a variety of draft and bottle release events held across the Albany, Hudson Valley and western New York regions. Nine Pin Ciderworks, which specializes in cider made only with New York-grown apples, bills itself as New York State’s first farm cider licensee.

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