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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

•Anchor Distilling has released two limited-edition barrel-finished varieties of its Old Potrero whiskey exclusively in California. Both variants begin as 100% pot-distilled malted rye whiskey; one expression is finished in Port barrels, while the other is finished in stout barrels. Old Potrero Straight Malt Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels is at 57.3%-abv, while the Stout Barrel Finish is at 55.4%-abv. Both new whiskies are available for a suggested retail price of $100 in California.

•California’s Firestone Walker has debuted Inferos, the latest entry in the craft brewer’s Leo v. Ursus Chronology series. An unfiltered Imperial Rye IPA, Inferos is brewed with a 25% rye grain malt bill, as well as Gambrinus ESB and Weyermann Carafa malts and Galaxy and other Southern Hemisphere hops. The new offering will be available in 16-ounce cans and on draft throughout Firestone Walker’s footprint for a limited time. Inferos marks the third expression in the Leo v. Ursus lineup, which showcases one-off beers released on a quarterly basis. Previous Leo v. Ursus launches include Fortem, which rolled out in February, and Adversus, unveiled in June.

•Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling is adding six new markets to its distribution footprint this fall: Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Rhode Island. With the new additions, Tattersall’s reach extends to a total of 16 markets. Early next year, Tattersall, which produces 30 different spirits varieties, will unveil a Barreled Rum as well as a Tattersall Straight Rye Whiskey. The distillery is also adding an automated bottling line and other upgrades that will increase its production capacity by 200%.

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