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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

•Fort Worth, Texas-based Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. has launched its flagship T-X blended whiskey brand in Louisiana. Currently available in the state both on- and off-premise via Glazer’s, T-X is a blend of select whiskies priced at around $35 a bottle. Louisiana marks brand’s first expansion outside of its home market of Texas. A craft whiskey distillery established in 2010, Firestone & Robertson is planning to debut a straight Bourbon made with locally-sourced corn, wheat and yeast as the second offering in its portfolio.

•Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has released two limited edition oak-aged beers in the U.S. in time for the holidays. Scottish Porter, a re-release beer that was matured for 39 days over Bourbon-infused oak, is being distributed in four-packs ($9.99) and on draft in the New York tri-state area. Oloroso Cask, a golden ale that was matured for 60 days in Oloroso Sherry casks, is also hitting New York, packaged in 750-ml. bottles ($7.99).

•Kent, Washington-based Airways Brewing Co. is packaging its Maylani’s Coconut Stout seasonal in cans for the first time. Beginning October 10, the beer will be available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans at both Airways locations (priced at $12), and from October 15, 4-packs will be available throughout the Puget Sound region at select bottle shops, including Chucks Hop Shop, 99 Bottles, Pint Defiance, Special Brews and Total Wine Tukwila, among others. Each batch of Coconut Stout is brewed with 10 pounds of locally sourced cocoa nibs and 50 pounds of toasted coconut. The launch is the brewer’s first seasonal release in cans.

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