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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 25, 2017

September 25, 2017

•Portland, Oregon’s Ground Breaker Brewing is preparing to launch two fresh hop IPAs by the end of September. Gayle IPA, a 6%-abv ale brewed with Crystal hops, will be released at the end of the month. Epoch IPA, a 6%-abv ale brewed with Strata hops, is rolling out now. The pair of IPAs will be available in 22-ounce bottles in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ground Breaker Brewing’s beers are certified gluten free.

•Washington state’s Heritage Distilling Co. is set to open a new 11,000-foot production and retail space next fall in Tumwater, Washington. Heritage’s new facility will have a capacity of 150,000 proof gallons through a combination of twin pot stills and smaller gin stills. The distillery will also include a tasting room and retail operations. Heritage, which produces a variety of craft spirits across several brands including Batch No. 12 and Elk Rider, also has production facilities in Gig Harbor, Washington and Eugene, Oregon.

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