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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada Brewing are teaming up to create a new brew—Rhizing Bines Imperial IPA. It will be brewed at Dogfish Head’s brewery in Milton, Delaware and is expected to hit shelves and taps across Dogfish’s 27-state distribution network in February. The beer (8% abv) will undergo Dogfish Head’s signature continual-hopping process, used to make its well-known 60 and 90 Minute IPAs; during fermentation, it will be dry-hopped using Sierra Nevada’s signature “Torpedo” system. This collaboration marks the second between the two breweries—in 2009, they teamed up to create the 10%-abv Life & Limb brew.

•Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Co. is expanding its “Stone Enjoy By IPA” freshness initiative to Colorado and Ohio. The program, which initially rolled out last month in New Jersey, Chicago and Southern California, involves a special IPA release that is bottled, kegged, shipped and then immediately delivered within a seven-day timeline, with the beer’s expiration date prominently featured on the label. For Colorado and Ohio, the release will be labeled as Stone Enjoy By 11.09.12 IPA. Any beer remaining in the markets after November 9 will be pulled from shelves and returned to distributors.


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