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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

•Chandler, Arizona-based SanTan Brewing Company has partnered with distributor Ben E. Keith to enter the Texas market. Beginning this June, SanTan’s Southwestern-style ales—such as Devil’s Ale, HopShock IPA, SunSpot Gold, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer and a variety pack—will be available on- and off-premise throughout the state. Last month, SanTan partnered with Reyes Beverage Group to distribute its beers to the Southern California market. It expects to produce 25,000 barrels of beer this year.

•Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Badger State Brewing Company has begun construction on a 20,000-square-foot expansion project expected to be completed later this summer. The first phase, which includes a taproom, event space and new brewing equipment, will expand initial capacity to 2,500 barrels annually and allow for statewide distribution. Additional phases of the expansion will include new packaging equipment and an outdoor beer garden. Production and sales will continue throughout construction, which is taking place at a space adjacent to current operations.

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