Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 11, 2016February 11, 2016
•Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams brand is launching Rebel Grapefruit IPA in bottles and cans nationwide.Brewed with California-grown Star Ruby and Star Rio grapefruits and Mosaic, Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops, the year-round offering was first introduced last November in draft-only format. Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA is now available in six-packs of bottles for about $7.99-$9.99, in 16-ounce cans for $1.99-$2.49 and on draft. It will also be available in the upcoming Pack of Rebels Variety Pack for $15.99-$18.99.
•Eugene, Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company will roll out its Rare & Delicious Series in 22-ounce bottles for the first time, with various releases planned throughout the year. The small-batch series was previously sold on draft only. Velocihoptor Double IPA (8.4% abv) will launch in mid-February, followed by Tart & Soul blackberry sour (5.0% abv) in late March. Both will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, California, Washington D.C., Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Vancouver.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.