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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 27, 2016

December 27, 2016

•Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing is launching a new variety 12-pack of India Pale Ales. Rolling out across Ninkasi’s 14-state footprint, the new variety pack includes three 12-ounce bottles each of Easy Way IPA, Total Domination IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA and Hop Cooler Citrus IPA—the four beers that make up the brewer’s year-round IPA lineup. Ninkasi is the 36th-largest U.S. craft brewer, according to the Brewers Association.

•Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder Ken Grossman and his wife, Katie, have donated $2 million to U.C. Davis in support of the school’s brewing science program. The gift will fund a full-time staff position focused on brewing education within the university’s Department of Food Science and Technology. The first Sierra Nevada Endowed Brewer position will be filled by Joe Williams, who currently serves as a staff researcher in U.C. Davis’s brewing program.

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