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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

•Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company will launch Nuttiest Professor at the brewery’s taproom on June 26 ahead of a national rollout in July. The 15.2%-abv Bourbon barrel-aged stout is brewed with dark malts and peanut flour before aging, with peanut flour said to ensure head retention, according to Avery R&D manager Travis Rupp. Avery Nuttiest Professor is a one-time release that will be distributed in limited quantities to select locations nationwide.

•Charlottesville, Virginia-based Starr Hill Brewery has unveiled Summer Jam, the brewer’s first canned variety pack. The 16-pack features four Starr Hill labels in 12-ounce cans, including Grateful Pale Ale, The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA, The Love Wheat Beer and new release Warehouse Pils. Summer Jam will be available for a limited time across Star Hill’s U.S. footprint, which spans the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions.

•California’s House Beer has partnered with Hayden Beverage Company to expand into Idaho. The move will bring House Beer’s eponymous lager to Idaho bars and retailers on draft as well as in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. Following a June 12 launch event, the beer will go on sale at Jackson Food Stores before spreading to the rest of the state. House Beer is now available in Colorado, California, New York City, Pittsburgh, PA and Idaho.

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