Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 22, 2017August 22, 2017
•Stone Brewing has released Tangerine Express IPA in cans to the California market. The 6.7%-abv IPA is brewed with whole tangerines and pineapple. Previously available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles, Stone Tangerine Express IPA will now be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. The national rollout will take place in January. Stone says that 30% of its packaged beer sales are now derived from cans. Stone ranks as the ninth-largest craft brewer nationwide, according to the Brewers Association.
•Colorado’s Avery Brewing Co. has appointed a new chief operating officer and hired a new director of sales and marketing. Dustin LeMoine, a five-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to COO after a successful run as director of sales and marketing, helping the brewery develop its taproom sales and surpass 60,000 barrels. Filling LeMoine’s former role is Brian Krueger. Krueger comes to Avery with significant industry experience, having spent 16 years as a sales executive at New Belgium. Most recently, Krueger served as vice president of sales strategy and execution for Enjoy Beer, a craft beer acquisition company that controls Abita Beer, among others.
•Austin, Texas-based Independence Brewing Co. is rolling out its popular Stash IPA in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. The 7%-abv IPA originally launched in August 2007 as a draft exclusive, and has grown to become Independence Brewing’s best-selling beer. Stash IPA is now available in cans both on- and off-premise in Austin, and is expected to reach statewide distribution in Texas and Arkansas by Labor Day.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.