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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015

•Piedmont Distillers is debuting a new moonshine flavor under its Midnight Moon brand.Midnight Moon claims its Raspberry Shine is the first raspberry moonshine on the market. The new product, which is 90 proof and retails at around $23 a 750-ml., began rolling out nationally February 1. It’s made by hand-filling each jar with real raspberries, Piedmont says. Midnight Moon accounts for about half of the U.S. moonshine category in IRI, Nielsen and NABCA channels.

•Portland, Oregon’s BridgePort Brewing Company has added a new brew, Conviction Pale Ale, to its year-round lineup. The 5.2%-abv Crystal-hopped beer initially launched as part of BridgePort’s Trilogy series, and due to strong consumer feedback is now moving to year-round availability. BridgePort, which says it is the oldest craft brewery in the state—having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary—has a portfolio of ales that also includes IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA and Kingpin.

•Hood River, Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing is launching a new Double Bock in its rotating Full Sail Pub Series of classic beers. The 7.0%-abv offering is full-bodied with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate, the company says. It is brewed with 2 Row Pale, Munich, Caramel and Chocolate malts as well as Santiam and Perle hops. Double Bock is available in six-packs and on draft. The employee-owned Full Sail Brewery also offers Full Sail Amber, IPA, Pilsner, Pub Series, Session, Session Black, Session IPA and the Session Series.

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