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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

•Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery is set to launch a variety of new and returning offerings and expand into new markets this year. Among the new initiatives, Deschutes will launch a new range of 22-ounce, year-round offerings—featuring newcomers Pine Mountain Pilsner and Armory XPA, and returning brew Cinder Cone Red—into select regions at the end of March, and debut a new Belgian-style Quad, Not The Stoic, as part of its Reserve Series. Concurrently, former limited release Fresh Squeezed IPA will roll out in March as part of the brewer’s year-round portfolio. Meanwhile, in addition to entering Ohio and Kentucky later this month, Deschutes says it plans to expand its presence in Pennsylvania with entry into Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in April, and is set to enter Wisconsin and Michigan by the end of 2014. The new markets will bring Deschutes’s reach to 27 states.

•Fort Collins, Colorado’s Odell Brewing is releasing a new variety pack, Winter-Spring Montage, which features its 90 Shilling, IPA, Runoff Red IPA and Wolf Picker brews. Wolf Picker, a newcomer, is an American Style Pale Ale brewed with two experimental hops varieties. Runoff Red IPA, meanwhile, is a returning seasonal (formerly known as Red Ale). Dry-hopped with American hops to give it a fruity citrus aroma, Runoff Red will also be sold in six-packs. The Montage packs will be available in Odell’s 10-state distribution footprint from January 13.

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