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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 12, 2012

July 12, 2012

•Washington, D.C.-based 3 Stars Brewing Co. is set to debut its beers on tap in bars across the area in August. The brewery’s founders initially expect 3 Stars beers to be available in 20-25 Washington, D.C. bars, with longer-term expansion planned in Washington as well as Maryland and Virginia. 3 Stars was previously partnering with established breweries for the past year to create a series of Collaboration Beers. 3 Stars will release a selection of its own brands next month, beginning with the Belgian-style ale Urban Farmhouse, Southern Belle Imperial Brown Ale and Pandemic Porter.

•Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales has partnered with Hawaii’s Maui Brewing Co. to create a new beer, Sobrehumano Palena ’Ole. Brewers Ron Jeffries (Jolly Pumpkin) and John Walsh (Maui Brewing) each created their own version of the collaborative offering, which is made with liliko’i and Michigan cherries. Maui Brewing’s edition of Sobrehumano Palena ’Ole used standard fermentation to produce approximately 4,000 cases of cans and 80 barrels in draft. Jolly Pumpkin’s version, meanwhile, is an open-fermented, barrel-aged and bottle-conditioned sour ale totaling 850 cases of 750-ml. bottles and 20 draft barrels. Both styles were unveiled last month at the SAVOR craft beer and food expo in Washington, D.C., with Jolly Pumpkin’s brew set to be sampled at the upcoming Michigan Summer Beer Festival, held July 27 and 28.

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