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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

•Detroit, Michigan’s Atwater Brewery has partnered with Texas-based Flemish Fox Brewery & Craftworks to open a new collaboration brewery in Flemish Fox’s home market of Austin. The future brewery will span 27,000 square feet on three acres and have capacity of more than 60,000 barrels. It’s expected to start producing beer by the first quarter of 2017. In addition to brewing capabilities, the location will feature a tasting room, outdoor beer garden with an entertainment venue, retail shop and brewing museum. Atwater, which brews 26 styles of beer led by Vanilla Java Porter and Dirty Blonde, is distributed in 21 states, and the new brewery will help fulfill orders in Texas and other western markets.

•Atlanta-based Second Self Beer Company is extending its canned beer lineup as part of an effort to ramp up production by 150% via an expansion set to be completed this summer. Second Self, which opened in 2014, has been operating at capacity for the last 12 months. Currently, the company outsources canning on two of its beers, Thai Wheat and Red Hop Rye. Under the expansion plan, Second Self is introducing its own canning capabilities and will be adding its Maverick & Gose and Mole Porter to its canned portfolio.

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