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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for December 16, 2015

December 16, 2015

•D.G. Yuengling & Son will soon announce expansion into its latest southern state. Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based Yuengling—the U.S. market’s sixth-biggest brewer, according to Impact Databank—said on Twitter last night that it would soon enter one of four states, listing Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas as possibilities. However, Mississippi may be the favorite, as Yuengling president and CEO Dick Yuengling recently expressed interest in entering the state. With the expansion into its latest market, Yuengling beer will be available in 18 eastern states and Washington, D.C. Yuengling COO Dave Casinelli told Shanken News Daily earlier this year that the company’s expansion into Massachusetts and Connecticut has aided progress, along with double-digit growth in Florida. Yuengling has also been expanding into seasonal brews in the past year with the launch of Summer Wheat last year and India Pale Lager this fall.

•Boulder, Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company is releasing Vanilla Bean Stout, a new beer that combines two of its Bourbon barrel-aged stouts. To create the brew, Avery’s Czar Imperial Stout and Out of Bounds Stout were aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for three months and blended with whole vanilla beans from Tonga, Uganda and Mexico. The 10.8%-abv Vanilla Bean Stout will be available in 25 states in bottles and on draft. It joins Raspberry Sour in the company’s Botanicals & Barrels series of barrel-aged beers brewed year-round.

•Correction: In yesterday’s SND it was incorrectly reported that Diageo NA CFO Greg Kryder left the company last January. In fact, Kryder is leaving in January 2016, and will be replaced by Jakob Ripshtein.

 

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