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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

•Bloomington, Illinois-based Destihl Brewery has launched its Synchopathic dry-hopped sour ale in cans. Originally released under the brewer’s Wild Sour Series as a draft-only entry, Synchopathic will now be available in four-packs of 12-ounce cans. The Wild Sour Series—which also includes the Here Gose Nothin’, Counter ClockWeisse, Flanders Red and Lynnbrook Raspberry Sour Ale—currently accounts for the majority of Destihl’s sales volume. In order to keep pace with demand for the lineup, Destihl broke ground on a new 47,000-square-foot production facility in Normal, Illinois earlier this summer, which will feature a 240-barrel sour kettle brewhouse and is slated to open by early 2017. In other company news, Destihl Brewery recently partnered with Bevolution Distribution to enter Missouri, bringing the brewer’s footprint to 17 states.

•Virginia’s Devils Backbone Brewing, recently acquired by AB InBev, has entered the Pennsylvania and Delaware markets. In Pennsylvania, Devils Backbone has partnered with wholesalers Penn Distributing, Gretz Beer Company, and Allentown Beverage Company, while in Delaware it has linked with NKS Distributors. Devils Backbone is also present in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland and Washington D.C. The company’s Outpost brewery in Lexington, Virginia was recently expanded to reach a capacity of 250,000 barrels.

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