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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016

•San Francisco’s Anchor Distilling has extended its Old Potrero rye whiskey brand with a new 16-year-old single malt offering. Aged in once-used charred American oak barrels, Old Potrero Hotaling’s 16-Year-Old Single Malt Rye Whiskey is named to commemorate the A.P. Hotaling and Co. whiskey warehouse, which remained intact after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The 50%-abv entry is limited to less than 200 bottles ($165 each), and joins Old Potrero’s core Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey ($70) and 18th-Century Style Whiskey ($70) labels.

•California-based Sonoma Cider has forged a new sales and distribution agreement with United States Beverage (USB), effective December 1. Currently distributed across 25 states, Sonoma Cider plans to expand its footprint through the deal. Sonoma Cider, which previously handled sales in-house, offers four year-round labels—including The Hatchet apple cider, The Pitchfork pear cider, a sarsaparilla- and vanilla-infused cider known as The Washboard and a Bourbon-flavored cider called The Anvil—as well as its Limited Run and Cidermaker Reserve series. USB’s portfolio also includes the Murphy’s, Moosehead, Tiger, Estrella Dam and Czechvar brands among others.

•Lansdale, Pennsylvania-based Boardroom Spirits has added two new flavored vodkas to its lineup. Made with real fruit, Boardroom’s Fresh Cranberry and Fresh Citrus vodkas are produced without concentrates or added juices. Both labels will be available at the Boardroom Spirits distillery, as well as across 33 states via retailer Ezra’s. They join existing vodka, gin and beet spirit entries in Boardroom’s craft stable.

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