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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

•New Belgium Brewing is launching two new collaborative beers. First is Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, a 6% abv brew made with chocolate, brown sugar and vanilla added to a blonde ale base. The second is Anne-Françoise Spiced Dark Strong Ale, a joint project with Belgium’s Orval, which is at 9.5% abv and billed as a spiced imperial dark ale. Named for Orval brewmaster Anne-Françoise Pypaert, the latter is the last entry in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Belgian-collaboration series celebrating the brewery’s 25th anniversary.

•Fort Collins, Colorado-based Old Elk Distillery is debuting two new offerings, Dry Town Gin and Dry Town Vodka. Both entries are made from a four-grain mash of rye, wheat, corn and barley, and left unfiltered. Dry Town Gin is then distilled with botanicals including juniper, orris root, orange, lime, angelica and others. Old Elk’s Dry Town spirits are rolling out on- and off-premise across Colorado.

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