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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

•MillerCoors is launching a new 2016 “Limited Pick” series under its Redd’s flavored beer franchise. Three specialty Redd’s ales (all 5% abv) will be released over the course of 2016—Cranberry Ale in February, Blueberry Ale in April and Redd’s Ginger Apple Ale in September. A new lineup of ales will be released in 2017. Redd’s Limited Pick offerings will be available while supplies last nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, 16-ounce cans and in the brand’s variety pack.

•Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn is launching its popular winter seasonal, Irish Whiskey Aged Stout. The 7.4%-abv entry, which debuted in 2012, was aged in the company’s Oakerator aging device on American oak infused with Irish whiskey. It’s brewed with A&G ale malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, raw wheat and Super Styrian hops. Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout is available in four-packs of 11.2-ounce bottles for about $9.99 and 5.5-gallon kegs in 22 states.

•Craft beer industry veteran Adam Lambert has been named vice president, sales, at Michigan’s Virtue Cider. Lambert has previously led sales for New Holland Brewing, Dogfish Head and Rogue. Virtue, co-founded by former Goose Island brewmaster Greg Hall in 2011, sold a majority stake to Anheuser-Busch InBev last September.

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