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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

•Chicago craft brewer Goose Island has re-released Madame Rose, a limited edition Belgian-style sour ale. Named for Belgium’s first female brewmaster, Rose Blancquaert-Merckx, Madame Rose is fermented with wild yeast and aged in Cabernet barrels with Michigan cherries for around 18 months, resulting in sour cherry, spice and wood flavor notes. The 6.7%-abv ale is currently available in limited quantities nationwide, both in 765-ml. bottles and on draft. Goose Island, which does around 350,000 barrels in the U.S., is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

•Mother’s Brewing Company, based in Springfield, Missouri, is bringing back Doozy, a 9.0%-abv double IPA that will be available beginning next week. First introduced last year, Doozy will be available this year while supply lasts. Medium-bodied Doozy is brewed with Citra hops for bitterness and has a slight malt sweetness, the company says. It will be available in four-packs and on draft initially in Springfield before reaching Mother’s other markets in Missouri, northwest Arkansas and Kansas City, Kansas.

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