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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

•Constellation Brands’ Ballast Point Brewing will launch its newest beer, Fathom IPA, on October 9. The 6%-abv ale is brewed to be an approachable, easy-drinking IPA to complement the brewery’s flagship Sculpin IPA. Ballast Point Fathom IPA will feature the brand’s new label design, meant to distinguish Ballast Point’s sessionable beers from its higher-alcohol offerings. Fathom will be available nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. Twelve-ounce bottles will be available exclusively in California. Sculpin IPA, an Impact “Hot Brand,” grew 15% to 1.5 million (2.25-gallon) cases in the U.S. last year.

•Portland, Oregon’s Eastside Distilling has introduced West End Blend, a new whiskey within its Burnside range. A blend of whiskies aged for up to five years in American white oak, the 42%-abv West End is finished in Garryana oak barrels prior to bottling. Concurrent with the launch, all Burnside labels have received new packaging. Burnside is set to expand further this fall with the launch of two additional Bourbons and a rye whiskey. All of the new products will be available at Eastside Distilling’s tasting room and in off-premise accounts throughout Oregon.

•Chicago’s CH Distillery has announced a new partnership with small batch agave spirits brand Cinco Sentidos. Mexico-based Cinco Sentidos currently has four agave-based offerings within its portfolio: the rawhide-fermented Papalometl ($75 a 750-ml.), the pine- and cypress-fermented Madrecuixe ($75), the oak barrel–fermented Sierra Negra ($75) and the stone-fermented Pechuga de Mole Poblano ($90). All four spirits are now imported and bottled in the U.S. by CH Distillery, and are available for purchase at the distillery’s The Bar & Table venue. Cinco Sentidos is also available in on-premise accounts throughout Chicagoland, distributed by Tenzing Wine & Spirits.

•Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing Co. has released its Blood Orange Wheat Ale in 12-ounce cans. A newly designated year-round brew, Full Sail’s Blood Orange Wheat was previously a part of the company’s rotating Pub Series. The 5.2%-abv ale is brewed with blood orange and 2-Row Pale malts plus malted and unmalted wheat. Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat Ale is now available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans across the company’s 28-state distribution footprint.

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