Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 17, 2015September 17, 2015
•Boston’s Harpoon Brewery and Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery are releasing a collaborative beer EHOP, with each company creating a different version. Celebrating the breweries’ respective employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), both recipes are brewed with employee-grown hops, “EHOPs,” and local ingredients. Harpoon’s EHOP is part of its 100 Barrel Series. The twin 8%-abv brews are available in their respective markets next month in 22-ounce bottles and limited draft.
•Portland, Oregon-based Cider Riot! has partnered with Maletis Beverage for distribution in its home state and southwest Washington following two years of self-distribution. Maletis will handle all bottled Cider Riot! products beginning this month, and take on all draft offerings by the end of the year. Cider Riot! will continue to self-distribute in Corvallis and Eugene, Oregon and central and northern Washington. Its line of dry ciders is available in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Norway.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.