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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014

•Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams has re-released its limited edition Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed 12-pack. Rolling out nationwide, the variety pack includes two bottles of Latitude 48 IPA, as well as “deconstructed” versions of the brew, each made with just one of Latitude 48’s five hop varieties. The five offerings include two bottles each of East Kent Goldings IPA, Hallertau Mittelfrueh IPA, Simcoe IPA and Zeus IPA, as well as Mosaic IPA, which makes its debut following the addition of Mosaic hops to Latitude 48’s recipe for the first time last year. The Latitude 48 IPA Deconstructed 12-pack is currently available for a limited time, priced at $15.99-$18.99.

•Epic Brewing will begin distributing its full range of craft beers to markets in Texas through Andrews Distributing and Keg 1 LLC. The Dallas/Fort Worth area will be covered by Andrews Distributing, while Keg 1 LLC will distribute to the Austin metropolitan area. Additional counties in the state will be opened, primarily the Houston and San Antonio markets, before the end of the year as production from the Denver brewery continues to expand, including the addition of a canning line. Full product rollout is expected at the beginning of August. Epic Brewing also operates out of its original brewery in Salt Lake City, Utah.

•Framingham, Massachusetts-based Jack’s Abby Brewing, LLC is celebrating its third anniversary in business with the release of Framingham Lager. Framingham Lager is an American-style lager brewed wholly from 2-row malts and real hops. It will be available in 12-packs throughout Massachusetts and on draft only in its hometown. The family-owned craft brewery will donate a portion of the beer’s proceeds to the Downtown Framingham Renaissance in an effort to revitalize the city’s downtown. The brewery says it increased production capacity last year from 7,000 barrels to 18,000 barrels.

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