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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

•Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing has launched Hoppy Table Beer, a new dry-hopped Belgian-style ale. Brewed with Chinook, Cascade, Comet and Azacca hops, the 4.8%-abv offering also features locally grown organic oats, Belgian yeast and coriander. Hoppy Table Beer will be available in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft across Allagash’s 18-market footprint. It joins Allagash White, Saison, Black, Tripel, Curieux, Sixteen Counties, Dubbel and House in the brewer’s existing year-round lineup.

•New Zealand craft brewer Moa Brewing Co. has joined the portfolio of South Carolina importer Total Beverage Solution (TBS). Launching in select U.S. markets early this year, Moa will anchor a new “Emerging Brands” division of TBS, focused on new and developmental brands. Founded in 2003 and traded publicly on the New Zealand exchange, Moa produces 17,000 barrels annually. Its product range includes Pils Methode, South Pacific IPA, St. Joseph’s Belgian-Style Tripel, Imperial Stout and Southern Alps White IPA.

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