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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018

•Denver, Colorado’s Laws Whiskey House has expanded its leadership team and added two veterans of the spirits industry. The company has added Christine Perich to its board of directors and appointed Kieran Walsh as vice president of sales. Perich spent 16 years in leadership roles at New Belgium Brewing. Walsh previously helped to develop High West’s whiskey brands and served as executive vice president, sales and marketing, for New Orleans-based Porchjam Distillery.

•San Diego, California-based Coronado Brewing has announced two new brews set to debut in October. Weekend Vibes IPA is a 6.8%-abv ale brewed with Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe hops, and California ale yeast. The company says that it’s tropical fruit- and citrus-forward with a dry finish. Never Better Double IPA is an 8.1%-abv unfiltered ale that’s made with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, and Vic Secret hops for a piney and tropical character. Both beers will launch throughout Coronado’s distribution network in 6-packs of 16-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles, and on draft.

•Dogfish Head is set to launch The Best Ever Dark Munich Beer Out of Milton, a new brewery-exclusive release, on October 6. The 5%-abv beer is brewed with Munich, Chilean black, and red rye crystal malt, before roasted corn meal and Abruzzi rye are added. The beer is named for the Mountain Goats song, “The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton,” and each bottle comes with a two-song vinyl record by Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and Bryan Selders. Only 200 bottles of the beer will be available at Dogfish Head’s brewery in Milton, Delaware for $20 a 750-ml.

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