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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

•Wisconsin craft brewer Ale Asylum is launching the first beer in its new series of limited-edition 22-ounce bomber bottles on March 21. The series, which will be sold throughout Ale Asylum’s distribution footprint of Wisconsin and Illinois, will begin with Hush Money IPA, a 7.8%-abv brew made with 2-row malts and Hallertau Blanc hops. Ale Asylum has been among the up and coming players in Wisconsin’s thriving craft beer scene.

•Kent, Washington’s Airways Brewing Company will relocate to an expanded brewery and taproom that will allow it to increase production fourfold. Construction has started on the new 9,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to open in Kent this spring. Meanwhile, Airways is releasing a new Mosaic Pilsner offering in celebration of its sixth anniversary. The German-style pilsner is made with Mosaic hops and will be available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles in the Puget Sound region. Airways Brewing’s lineup also includes Sky Hag IPA, Loud Lady IPA, Pre Flight Pilsner and Chocolate Stout, as well as limited-edition brews.

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