Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 6, 2015November 6, 2015
•Craft Brew Alliance has posted flat depletions in its third quarter ended September 30, as net sales rose 5% to $54.7 million. Third-quarter shipments increased 2.2% on the year prior. Year-to-date, CBA’s net sales rose 1.5% on the first nine months of 2014, as the Kona, Omission and Square Mile Cider brands grew depletions by 14%, though depletions were down for the Widmer Brothers and Redhook brands.
•San Marcos, California-based craft brewer Lost Abbey has extended its The Hop Concept unit with the debut of The Hop Concept IPA: Hull Melon & Blanc. Made with Hull Melon and Hallertau Blanc hops, the 8%-abv expression will be available this December in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. Hull Melon & Blanc marks the first entry in a new series of four limited edition The Hop Concept IPA brews, with Lost Abbey set to launch a new edition each quarter. They will join The Hop Concept unit’s existing lineup of four seasonal Hop Freshener offerings.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.