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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

•Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales has launched a new offering, Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch. The brew is available now nationwide in 750-ml. bottles. Honey Kolsch is brewed using real honey grown and harvested at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. Rogue began keeping bees at the farm last March and expanded their operations earlier this year to produce more than 5,000 pounds of honey for use in each batch of Honey Kolsch. Rogue is also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and recently collaborated with Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery on a barley wine, released under their Class of ’88 collaboration series.

•Colorado-based Upslope Brewing is launching a new Imperial IPA to its core lineup this week. The 10%-abv brew is packaged in 19.2-ounce cans that are approximately the height of a 24-ounce can and the diameter of a 16-ounce can. Upslope, whose other offerings include Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale and Craft Lager, recently expanded its annual production capacity by 70% to 9,500 barrels with the addition of a new brewery in Boulder.

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