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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

•Alaskan Brewing Co. has released two fall seasonals: Heritage Coffee Brown Ale and Mocha Milk Stout. The beers were made in collaboration with Heritage Coffee Roasting Company. The 7%-abv Heritage brown ale incorporates coffee throughout the brewing process with malts roasted in a coffee roaster and an infusion of cold-brewed Brazilian coffee during the kettle boil and at the end of fermentation. Mocha Milk stout is a 7%-abv coffee- and chocolate-forward beer made with cocoa nibs and Guatemalan coffee. Lactose is added to enhance the beer’s creaminess. Both Heritage Coffee Brown Ale and Mocha Milk Stout are available through October in Alaskan’s distribution footprint in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 22-ounce bottles, respectively.

•Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery has named craft beer veteran Eric Bachli as chief product officer, effective in November. Bachli was previously head brewer at Boston’s Trillium Brewery, where he oversaw a tenfold increase in production. At Sixpoint, he will be charged with leading a new product development team, along with company founder Shane Welch and vice president of brewing and quality Horace Cunningham. Sixpoints core brews include Sweet Action blonde ale, Bengali IPA, Resin Double IPA and The Crisp Pilsner.

•This week, Two Roads Brewing is set to release its line of beers in Colorado. The Connecticut-based brewery has partnered with Crooked Stave Artisans, the distribution arm of the similarly named brewery, to bring Two Roads’ lineup to Colorado. The companies will celebrate the launch with a series of events at bars across the state. Two Roads Brewing’s beers are also available in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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