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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 7, 2017

September 7, 2017

•Seattle-based importer Merchant du Vin has added a new fruited lambic from Belgium’s Lindemans Brewery to its import portfolio. Strawberry Lambic—the first new addition to Lindemans’s lineup in over 10 years—blends the brewery’s beer with strawberries for a sweet and sour flavor profile. Available nationwide in 12- and 25.4-ounce bottles ($6.49, $10.99), the 4.1%-abv strawberry entry joins Framboise, Pêche, Apple, Kriek, Cassis and Faro in Lindemans’s Lambic range.

•Baltimore’s Heavy Seas Beer is set to launch its winter seasonal, Winter Storm Imperial ESB, in October. The 7.5%-abv beer is made with a blend of British and West Coast hops to create a bold Extra Special Bitter that’s earthy and nutty. The beer is available in six packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft or cask throughout Heavy Seas’ distribution footprint, which spans 17 states and Washington D.C.

•Massachusetts’ Short Path Distillery has released Autumn Gin, the distillery’s third seasonal release. Distilled in a traditional copper still, the new offering is an American-style dry gin made with orange and lemon peel, cinnamon, star anise and juniper. Autumn Gin is available at retail in Massachusetts, sold in 375-ml. and 750-ml. bottles for $17 and $29, respectively. The gin will also see limited on-premise distribution.

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