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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018

•Milton, Delaware-based Dogfish Head has added Liquid Truth Serum to its year-round portfolio. The 7%-abv IPA is hopped with whole leaf, liquefied, pelletized, and powdered hops for a bright, hoppy beer that is lower in bitterness, according to the brewery. Liquid Truth Serum will be available nationwide in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. In addition, the brewery will release Fruit-Full Fort, brewed with raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries, and elderberries, at the end of the month. The 15%-18%-abv Belgian-style ale will be available in 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles in limited quantities.

•Texas-based Still Austin Whiskey Co. is launching Texas Rye Gin, a new small-batch offering. Produced with botanicals including juniper, coriander, citrus peel, elderflower, and allspice, the new entry will be available at the Still Austin distillery and select retailers in Austin and San Antonio beginning this month. A barrel-aged version of the new Texas Rye Gin is also in the pipeline. The craft distiller currently markets a lineup of New Make whiskies and expects to release its first aged whiskies later this year.

•California’s Firestone Walker, part of the Duvel Moortgat USA portfolio, has launched the latest edition in its Luponic Distortion IPA series. Luponic Distortion No. 10 is a 5.9%-abv ale brewed with a blend of seven hops from the Pacific Northwest, Germany, and Australia. According to the brewer, the newcomer has fruity flavors and aromas like mango, peach, and grapefruit. Luponic Distortion No. 10 features a revamped package that replaces the former green color scheme and numbering convention of previous releases with bright colors and a simplified series number. Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 10 is available now through October.

•Indianapolis, Indiana’s Sun King Brewery has partnered with Cavalier Distributing to enter the Florida market, beginning in July. The partnership will bring Sun King’s seasonal and specialty portfolio to Florida, alongside flagship beers SKB IPA, Pachanga—a Mexican-style lager—and Osiris Pale Ale. Sun King’s brews are also available in Indiana, Illinois, and Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to expanding into Florida, Sun King plans to open a distillery, tasting room, and taproom in Carmel, Indiana this year.

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