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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

•Fennville, Michigan-based Virtue Cider is rolling out two new ciders—Michigan Cherry and Michigan Honey—this month. Michigan Cherry features juice pressed from tart Michigan cherries, while Michigan Honey is infused with locally sourced wildflower honey. Both 5%-abv entries will be available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles. They join Virtue Cider’s existing Michigan Series, which includes Michigan Brut and Michigan Apple expressions.

•North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing is bringing back its Pink Drink ale this summer. Originally launched as a one-off brew, Pink Drink is billed as a 4.2%-abv tart wheat ale, made with lemongrass and raspberries. Pink Drink will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans across Hi-Wire’s full footprint, which spans North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Ohio. Concurrently, the brewer is releasing Flanders Red Sour Ale as the ninth edition in its Sour & Wild Ale series. The 5.8%-abv brew, which is fermented for a total of 18 months, will be in limited distribution, sold in 750-ml. bottles.

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