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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017

•St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer will now brew its White Lager offering year-round due to strong demand. Schlafly’s White Lager is a hazy, 5.5%-abv beer with a pronounced maltiness and hint of orange. Initially brewed in 2015 as a taproom exclusive, the beer was a seasonal release in 2016. Now, it will be available on draught and in six-packs (for around $9) throughout Schlafly’s distribution area.

•Bub’s Beverage Distributing Co., a new beer, wine and spirits distributor, has launched in Colorado. The Littleton-based wholesaler was founded by former Paulaner USA chief executive Jeff Coleman and his wife Cindy, who have partnered with a number of former Paulaner colleagues to launch the new venture. Initially, Bub’s will represent 17 beers, 19 winemakers and six distilleries throughout Colorado, both on- and off-premise, beginning in April.

•Dock Street Brewery is set to can its beers for the first time, beginning next month. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania brewery will offer three of its beers: No Exit Double IPA (8.5%-abv), Golden IPA (6%-abv) and Jip the Blood Double Berliner Weisse (4.5%-abv) in 16-oz. cans. Initially, the canned brews will only be available at the brewery and a small selection of bars, restaurants and retail locations. In addition to opening a cannery, Dock Street Brewery will open a tasting lounge that will feature its beers alongside cocktails made with local spirits.

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