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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016

•Belgium’s Brasserie Dupont has partnered with San Marcos, California craft brewer Lost Abbey for the release of a new collaborative saison-style beer, Deux Amis. Rolling out this summer through Brasserie Dupont importer Total Beverage Solution, Deux Amis was brewed in Belgium as a marriage of Dupont’s and Lost Abbey’s respective saison styles, and includes American Amarillo and Simcoe hops. Deux Amis, French for “two friends,” is debuting in 750-ml. bottles and on draft.

•Chicago’s Burnt City Brewing has launched summer seasonal Retrofit lime radler. Retrofit (3.7% abv) features Key lime juice and is available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans for about $9.99, as well as kegs. The release follows last month’s launch of Burnt City’s three flagship offerings—Dick the Butcher pale ale, Face Melter hibiscus IPA and Balloon Boy farmhouse wheat ale—in canned format. Burnt City distributes its craft beers throughout Chicago, northern Illinois, northern Indiana and Alabama.

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