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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co. will debut Dark Penance, an Imperial Black IPA, as a specialty offering this fall. Available October through the end of the year, Dark Penance will be sold throughout the company’s distribution footprint on draft and in 12-ounce bottles for about $11.99 a four-pack. The specialty beer will join Founders’ lineup of IPAs that includes Centennial IPA, Red’s Rye IPA, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer and All Day IPA, a session IPA. The 8.9%-abv offering features Crystal malts and Chinook and Centennial hops. Dark Penance will follow Double Trouble in the company’s specialty release calendar.

•Nashville, Tennessee’s American Born Moonshine has expanded distribution to California, marking the brand’s first market on the West Coast. The company is eyeing further expansion in the region after successful launches throughout southeastern states. The unaged corn whiskey is available in Original, Apple Pie and Dixie flavors and is made from corn, sugar and water at a suggested retail price of about $24.99 a 750-ml. jar. The Original is 103 proof, while Apple Pie and Dixie, a sweet-tea flavored moonshine, are both 83 proof. Windy Hill Spirits launched American Born Moonshine in 2012 and is planning a national rollout over the next two years.

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