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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 7, 2014

February 7, 2014

•Anderson Valley Brewing Company from Boonville, California is releasing the latest offering in its Wild Turkey Barl Series, Huge Arker Imperial Stout. The brewery partnered with the iconic Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Bourbon distillery for the barrel-aged craft beer series and will release Huge Arker in limited quantities on draft and in 22-ounce bottles beginning in early February to select U.S. markets. The imperial stout is 13.5% abv and is aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels for several months for a rich flavor of honey and molasses. Huge Arker follows the release of the highly popular Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout.

•Chico, California’s Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is launching its 2014 Harvest Series nationwide next week, showcasing newly developed hop varieties and diverse hopping methods with five 24-ounce format IPA releases to debut over the course of the year. A single-hop IPA featuring unnamed Hop #291 will kick off the series. Upcoming beers in the lineup will include another single-hop IPA, as well as fresh-hop, wet-hop and wild-hop IPAs. The brewery is also planning its second annual Single, Fresh, West & Wild Harvest Festival this fall in its hometown, featuring brewers from across the country showcasing their offerings that include at least one single-hop, fresh-hop, wet-hop or wild-hop beer.

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