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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 16, 2016

November 16, 2016

•Brooklyn Brewery is reportedly planning an $80 million brewery and warehouse project in Orange County, New York. According to local reports, the pioneering craft brewer is eyeing a 250,000-square-foot space near Newburgh in upstate New York for the project. Currently the 12th-largest U.S. craft brewer, according to the Brewers Association—with volume of about 277,000 barrels—the company is also in the process of building a new headquarters at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will include a brewery and rooftop bar, set to open in 2018.Japan’s Kirin took a 24.5% stake in Brooklyn Brewery last month for an undisclosed sum.

•Wauconda, Illinois-based Small Town Brewery is introducing two new limited edition beers, Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA and Not Your Father’s Cherry Ale. Taproom IPA is made with U.S. and European malts and Yakima Valley hops, while the cherry ale is brewed with U.S., Belgian and German malts, Washington sour cherries and German hops. Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA (6.5% abv) and Cherry Ale (8.5% abv) will be available initially in Oregon and Washington in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles for about $11. The new entries join Small Town’s Not Your Father’s hard soda range that includes the flagship Root Beer, which depleted nearly 3 million (2.25-gallon) cases in 2015, earning Impact “Hot Brand” honors.

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