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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017

•Boston’s Mass Bay Brewing, known for its Harpoon and UFO brands, has acquired Ipswich, Massachusetts’ Clown Shoes Brewing. Clown Shoes, the maker of craft favorite Space Cake Double IPA, is set to produce 13,000 barrels of beer this year and is sold in 28 states. Mass Bay Brewing Co., the 19th largest craft brewery in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association, intends to boost production and distribution of Clown Shoes’ beers looking ahead.

•Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing Company has appointed industry veteran Brian Curran as vice president of sales. Curran was formerly vice president of sales, East for Terlato Wines, and also spent seven years at Boston Beer Co. Additionally, Uinta has brought Jeremiah Wallis onboard as a member of the brewery’s national accounts team. Wallis previously worked as Lakewood Brewing’s vice president of sales and oversaw the brand’s rapid expansion in Texas. Uinta is the 39th largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association, with distribution in 45 states.

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