Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 6, 2014March 6, 2014
•Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery is expanding into the central and southern regions of Pennsylvania this month. Starting March 24, Deschutes’ Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Chainbreaker White IPA and Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale spring seasonal will be offered across Pennsylvania’s Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Perry, Juaniata and Mifflin counties via Wilsbach Distributors, as well as throughout the Adams, York, Franklin, Fulton and Lancaster counties via Ace Distributing. The move follows the craft brewer’s entry into the Philadelphia region last year. Deschutes Brewery currently has a distribution footprint spanning 25 states.
•California-based Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is introducing its 805 ale into the Los Angeles market. Originally brewed specifically for Firestone’s home Central Coast region, 805 was previously limited to California’s Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, with only select draft availability extended to Los Angeles. Starting this month, the 4.7%-abv blonde ale will be available across greater Los Angeles in bottles and expanded draft for the first time. 805 is joined in Firestone’s portfolio by the brewer’s core DBA, Pale 31, Union Jack and Pils entries, as well as a variety of seasonals and specialty offerings.
•Alaskan Brewing Co. is releasing a new double IPA to its limited-edition Pilot Series. Alaskan Jalapeno Imperial IPA is an 8.5%-abv beer that’s brewed with jalapeno peppers. Made with Centennial, Sterling, Magnum and Apollo hops and premium two-row and specialty malts, the new entry is being released in 22-ounce bombers and on draft across Alaskan Brewing’s 15-state footprint through the month of June.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.