Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 19, 2015February 19, 2015
•Portland, Oregon-based Cider Riot! is launching Plastic Paddy Irish-style dry cider, packaged in a traditional 2-liter Irish flagon. To replicate the flavor profile of a dry Irish cider, the company used Barry’s Gold Blend tea from County Cork to balance the natural acids of the American dessert apples from which the cider is made. Plastic Paddy will be available through the end of May in flagons as well as on draft at select Portland accounts in March. Cider Riot! was founded in 2013 with a focus on dry ciders. Its products are currently available on draft and 500-ml. bottles in Oregon and British Columbia.
•Downington, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing Co. has released the latest entry in its specialty Moving Parts series. Made with Belgian yeast, Moving Parts 03 is billed as a more tart and fruity take on a traditional IPA, available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. The 7.1%-abv brew will be sold on- and off-premise across Victory Brewing’s 35-state footprint, priced at around $4.99 a bottle. Launched last year, Victory’s Moving Parts series is designed to showcase experimental IPAs, created by blending, modifying and/or adjusting different hop varieties, malts, yeasts, fermentation techniques and brewing processes.
•Baltimore, Maryland’s Full Tilt Brewing is releasing The Bay IPA, a session beer that supports The Chesapeake Bay Trust with a portion of its proceeds. The 4.5%-abv brew features Falconer’s Flight hops and shows a crisp mouth-feel and citrus hop presence, the company says. Full Tilt’s portfolio also includes Baltimore Pale Ale, Fleet St. Raspberry Wheat, Patterson Pumpkin and Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout.
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