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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

•Escondido, California’s Stone Brewing is rolling out two seasonal beers, the new Stone Jindia Pale Ale and the returning Stone Pataskala Red X IPA. Jindia is a double IPA at 8.7% abv that is brewed with ginger, juniper berries, lemon peel and lime peel, and Magnum, Cascade and Centennial hops. Stone Pataskala Red X IPA (7.3% abv) is returning for a second year and features Red X malt from Germany, as well as Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops. Both seasonal beers will be available in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft. Stone is currently ranked as the 10th-largest U.S. craft brewer, according to the Brewers Association.

•Dallas-based Southwest Spirits & Wine is launching two new products, Calamity gin and Knockmore Irish whiskey. Calamity, retailing at $25 a 750-ml. bottle, is infused with wildflowers including handpicked Texas Bluebonnets and citrus. Knockmore is a non-chill-filtered Irish whiskey retailing at around $30 a 750-ml. Southwest, which produces third-party brands as well as its own in-house portfolio, has a distribution footprint spanning 35 states.

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