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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012

•California’s Agave Underground Tequila has inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Wirtz Beverage to enter the state of Minnesota. The brand also has a presence in Arizona through Phoenix-based Hensley & Co. and Colorado with Republic National Distributing Co., as well as select availability in the on-premise in California. Agave Underground offers three different 100% Blue Agave Tequila products—Silver, Reposado and Añejo.

•Fort Collins, Colorado-based Odell Brewing has unveiled the year’s fifth entry in its Single Serve experimental brewing series, The Meddler. Inspired by a traditional beer style from the Flemish region of Belgium, The Meddler is an “Oud Bruin Ale” that is barrel aged for more than 18 months. The limited edition, 8.9%-abv offering is packaged in cork- and cage-finished 750-ml. bottles and will be available throughout Odell’s 10-state distribution network, priced at around $15-$16 a bottle. In addition to its Single Serve lineup, Odell Brewing also produces a year-round range—which includes its Easy Street Wheat, Levity Amber Ale and 5 Barrel Pale Ale labels, among others—and a variety of seasonals and specialty offerings.

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