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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

•Walland, Tennessee-based Blackberry Farm Brewery has introduced a new Native Yeast series with two inaugural offerings, Blackberry Rye and Tennessee Cream Ale. Blackberry Rye is a 6.3% abv beer brewed with heritage barley and rye malts. It undergoes a secondary fermentation with blackberries followed by additional aging in Tennessee whiskey barrels. Tennessee Cream Ale is also 6.3% abv and is brewed with flaked corn and heirloom grits. Both new brews are fermented with a wild strain of native yeast harvested from honeysuckle blossoms found on Blackberry Farm’s 9,200 acre estate.

•Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing Company is releasing two new versions of its flagship Peak IPA: Evergreen IPA and Crush IPA. Evergreen IPA is blended with organic juniper berries and organic spruce, while Crush IPA features added organic blood orange peel. Evergreen and Crush (both 7.1% abv) are available in limited quantities on draft and in mixed six-packs that feature both IPA varieties.

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