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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

•California-based Lost Spirits Distillery has launched a new single malt whiskey distillery in Monterey County. The facility’s first release will be Leviathan I, a heavily peated (110 ppm), 56%-abv American whiskey made from organic barley and matured in casks that formerly held botrytised Cabernet Sauvignon (PPM, a measure of peat influence in whiskey, stands for phenol parts per million). Leviathan I joins the distillery’s previous launch, Seascape, a 55 ppm American whiskey. Established in 2009 by Joanne Haruta and Bryan Davis, Lost Spirits Distillery specializes in producing Islay-inspired single malt whiskeys that are bottled at cask strength and not chill-filtered.

•Two Brothers Brewing Co. has released Pahoehoe Coconut Ale as part of its 15th Anniversary series. The company used coconut water and coconut milk during the brewing process as well as toasted coconut meat in the fermenting process. Named for a type of lava flow seen at the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, Pahoehoe is the 10th beer to be released in the “15 beers for 15 years” series. It is priced at $6.99 a 22-ounce bottle and was released in the Chicago area, Northern Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and Ohio. Based in Warrenville, Illinois, Two Brothers also makes Domaine duPaige, The Bitter End, Ebel’s Weiss, Prairie Path Ale, Cane & Ebel and the J Series, as well as a collection of seasonal and artisan ales.


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