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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

•Boston’s Harpoon Brewery is introducing Sticke Alt, the latest offering in its limited 100 Barrel Series. Described as a medium-to-full-bodied beer made with a complex malt profile, noble hops and German ale yeast, Harpoon Sticke Alt is 6.6% abv and is launching May 1 in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.

•St. Petersburg, Florida-based 3 Daughters Brewing is expanding with a new 10,000-square-foot production facility. Located alongside 3 Daughters’ original brewery, the facility will include six 150-barrel fermenters and two 300-barrel brite tanks, growing 3 Daughters’ capacity fivefold to about 60,000 barrels. 3 Daughters, which distributes to Florida, Georgia and the Bahamas, has a core canned lineup comprised of St. Pete Beach Blonde Ale, Stern Line Stout, Bimini Twist IPA and Rod Bender Red Ale.

•The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) has named Paul Hletko, founder of Illinois-based FEW Spirits, as president of its board of directors. Hletko succeeds House Spirits’ Thomas Mooney, who has served as ACSA’s president since 2014. Concurrently, ACSA has appointed Garrison Brothers Distillery founder Dan Garrison to the role of vice president, and named Vermont Spirits president and CEO Steve Johnson as secretary and treasurer.

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