Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 16, 2012July 16, 2012
•Bristol, Pennsylvania craft distiller Mountain Laurel Spirits LLC is launching Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey in key regional markets this month. An aged rye whiskey, Dad’s Hat is distilled from locally sourced grain and rested in charred, new oak quarter casks. The new 90-proof offering is initially rolling out in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, priced at around $38.99 a 750-ml. Distribution is later set to expand into New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Illinois and California. Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey joins an existing White Rye whiskey (priced around $29.99 a 750-ml.) in the Dad’s Hat brand line.
•Paso Robles, California-based Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is set to add a new brew, Double DBA (double-barrel-ale), to its Proprietor’s Reserve series at the end of the month. Double DBA is Firestone’s flagship DBA beer brewed at double strength and matured for 12 months. With only 3,500 cases of the brew produced, it will be released at the company’s three hospitality facilities, as well as in select markets in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Chicago, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. for a suggested retail price of $15.99 per 22-ounce bottle. Recent additions to the Proprietor’s Reserve series also include Parabola, a barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout released in May, and Sucaba, a barrel-aged barley wine released in February.
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