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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

•Portland, Oregon’s Widmer Brothers Brewing is rolling out Hefe Twisted Citrus, a new play on the brewery’s flagship Hefe label. Made with Mandarina Bavaria and Lemon Drop hops, Hefe Twisted Citrus is also brewed with blood orange and a blend of grapefruit, orange and tangerine peel. The 5.1%-abv entry joins Widmer’s seasonal lineup and will be available throughout the Pacific Northwest in bottled six-packs and on draft. Widmer Brothers Brewing is part of the Craft Brew Alliance portfolio.

•Colorado-based Long Tree Brewing Company has launched the 2017 edition of its Cranberry Saison. The 8.5%-abv farmhouse ale is aged with cranberry puree to create a tart and refreshing beer. The offering is a part of Long Tree’s Branching Out Series of limited release, experimental brews. Long Tree Cranberry Saison is now available while supplies last in Colorado and at select liquor stores in Kansas in 22-ounce bottles.

•Atlanta, Georgia’s Second Self Beer Company has released its Brewer Series, a new collection of 24 brews. Eight of the beers are brand new entries, while the remaining 16 are variations of Second Self’s flagship A.T. Ale. A portion of the series is available now at the brewery’s Atlanta taproom, including: tea-infused A.T. Ale, gin barrel aged A.T. Ale, triple dry-hopped A.T. Ale, Motueka dry-hopped A.T. Ale, quadruaple dry-hopped A.T. Ale, Scavenger IPA, New Brown IPA and Honeycomb ale. The unreleased beers will roll out over the next month and a half.

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