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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for October 11, 2012

October 11, 2012

•Washington state’s Dry Fly Distilling has detailed several new releases slated to ship November 15. They include a Triticale whiskey (a rye-wheat hybrid), a Cask Strength wheat whiskey, a Port Finish wheat whiskey, a 101-proof version of the distillery’s Washington Bourbon and a Barrel Reserve gin. The new entries will ship in six-packs of 375-ml. bottles, with each bottle selling for between $24.95-$34.95 at retail. Dry Fly co-founder Kent Fleischmann says the next batch of these specialty items is expected to be ready by April 1, 2013. Fleischmann told Shanken News Daily in August that Dry Fly’s sales hit $1.8 million in its fiscal year ended June 30, driven largely by strong growth from its namesake vodka.

•California’s Stone Brewing Co. has unveiled Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale, the last entry in the brewer’s annual Vertical Epic Ale series. Rolling out on December 10, the 12.12.12 expression will be offered in 22-ounce bottles, as well as on draft. The Belgian-style ale is ideally intended to be consumed alongside previous launches as part of a vertical tasting. First introduced in February 2002, the Vertical Epic Ale series was designed to be collected and aged until after December 12, 2012. Each edition in the series was released one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s expression. The 12.12.12 edition is Stone’s eleventh and final Vertical Epic Ale.


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