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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018

•California-based Stone Brewing Company has launched Exalted IPA, the inaugural release in its Worship Seasonal IPA Series. The 7%-abv ale is brewed with Citra and Loral hops, and kicks off a new seasonal series that Stone will use to highlight different blends of hops. Stone Exalted IPA is available through June nationwide in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. The next release in the series, Stone Righteous IPA, will launch in June.

•Boulder, Colorado’s Upslope Brewing Company has added Experimental IPA to its year-round portfolio. Originally launched as a limited release in 2017, Experimental IPA will showcase a different combination of hops each year, with a new iteration rolled out annually. This year’s 7%-abv edition features Denali, Azacca, Galaxy, and Vic Secret hops and will be available starting this March in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. Experimental IPA will be sold across Upslope’s full distribution footprint—which spans Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, and Montana—and joins Craft Lager, Citra Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and Imperial India Pale Ale labels in the brewer’s core portfolio.

•Boulevard Brewing Company has launched ¡Vamos!, a Mexican-style seasonal created in partnership with Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals. Brewed with pilsner and Vienna malts, in addition to flaked maize, the new beer will be available in March and April across the Royals’ regional viewing territory in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles. ¡Vamos! will also have a strong on-premise presence, offered on draft at area bars and restaurants, and at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals’ home ballpark. Part of Duvel Moortgat USA, Boulevard Brewing has a 39-state distribution footprint.

•Bloomington, Indiana’s Cardinal Spirits has appointed RNDC as its new exclusive distributor in the craft distillery’s home state, effective immediately. Previously, Carroll Wine & Spirits handled Cardinal’s vodkas, gins, and other spirits. Cardinal Spirits’ products are available in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and New York, with expansion into new markets slated to follow.

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