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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 25, 2013

September 25, 2013

•Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard cider brand is releasing Green Apple, a new year-round entry made with American-grown apples. Featuring tart, green apple flavors balanced with notes of kiwi and honeydew, the 5%-abv offering is launching this fall alongside Cinnful Apple, a spiced seasonal cider also made with American fruit. Cinnful Apple will be available nationwide through February, while Green Apple will initially be in limited release, with a nationwide rollout slated for early 2014. Both ciders will be available in six-packs and 12-packs, priced at $7.99-$9.99 a six-pack. The pair, which mark Angry Orchard’s first foray into American-sourced ciders, join the brand’s existing Crisp Apple, Traditional Dry and Apple Ginger entries, its Elderflower seasonal and its Cider House Collection series, all of which are made with European apples.

•Atlanta-based brothers Jeff and Craig Moore are planning to open a new distillery, the city’s first since Prohibition, in the coming months, reports Atlanta Magazine. The planned Old Fourth Distillery will be located in a 2,500-square-foot building in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Using a traditional copper potbelly still, the Moore brothers intend to begin production at the site in December—focusing on vodka, gin and eventually whiskey—with the distillery expected to open to the public sometime next year.

Stone Brewing Co. has officially opened its new bar and restaurant in the San Diego International Airport. The 2,500-square-foot venue seats 120 guests and offers 10 Stone beers on tap, including year-round and special releases, as well as two guest taps. Six bottled San Diego craft beers are also available to buy. The bistro and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a menu featuring locally grown, organic produce sourced from farms in Southern California, including the company’s own Stone Farms in Escondido.

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