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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

•Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams has partnered with Colorado’s Brewery Rickoli to release Oats McGoats, a limited edition gluten-reduced beer. Made with flaked rye, oat malt and golden naked oats, the 6.5%-abv entry is billed as a moderately-carbonated American stout. Oats McGoats will be available on draft at select Denver bars and restaurants for a limited time starting July 27. The brand’s collaboration with Rickoli is part of its Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship program, which offers craft brewers the chance to receive coaching and support from Samuel Adams experts. Established in 2012, Brewery Rickoli specializes in beers that contain less than 10 ppm (parts per million) gluten.

•Auburn, California-based Knee Deep Brewing Company is entering the New York market through a distribution agreement with Sarene Craft Beer Distributors LLC. Covering New York City and northern New York state, next week’s entry will include Knee Deep beers such as flagship Simtra 3X IPA, Citra Extra Pale Ale, Hoptologist DIPA, Tanilla, Imperial Tanilla and McCarthys Bane Imperial Red Ale. Belgo Hoptologist DIPA, Hop Shortage 3X IPA, Batch 138 IPA and Midnight Hoppyness Imperial Black Rye IPA will follow after the initial launch.

•Boulder, Colorado’s Upslope Brewing Company has promoted Sam Scruby to head brewer, replacing Alex Violette, who is leaving the brewery to open Pasteur Street Brewing Company in Vietnam. Scruby joined Upslope in 2010 and began serving as a brewer in 2011. In 2013, he led brewing for Upslope’s single batch and barrel aging program. In his new role, he’ll collaborate with director of brewery operations Dany Pages. Upslope’s offerings include Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Craft Lager and Imperial India Pale Ale, as well as a limited release series.

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