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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

•Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Summit Brewing Company is releasing three of its most popular beers in 12-oz. aluminum cans. Summit’s Extra Pale Ale, Sága IPA and Summer Ale will be available in cans beginning this week across the brewery’s 18-state distribution network. Last year, Summit expanded its facilities to include a new 40,000-square-foot property where the new canning line is housed. Summit currently produces 14 varieties of craft beer, including seven year-round offerings, five seasonals and the limited release Unchained Series and Union Series.

•Paso Robles, California-based Firestone Walker Brewing Co. has released its limited edition Stickee Monkee entry in bottles for the first time. Originally created in 2010 as a twist on a traditional Belgian Quadrupel, Stickee Monkee is made with Belgian candy sugar and aged in Bourbon barrels from Woodford Reserve, Elijah Craig and Four Roses. The 2014 edition of Stickee Monkee will be limited to 3,500 cases, available in select markets for $16.99 a 22-ounce bottle. Stickee Monkee is part of Firestone’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series, which specializes in limited release, barrel-aged offerings.

•Escondido, California’s Stone Brewing is set to launch its latest Enjoy By IPA at the end of this month. Rolling out on May 30, Enjoy By 07.04.14 IPA will be available in limited quantities across 40 U.S. markets, sold in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. The entry, which follows the recent launch of Enjoy By 05.16.14 IPA, will be removed from shelves if not consumed by July 4. First launched in late 2012, Stone Brewing’s Enjoy By IPA series features a date—exactly 35 days after bottling—by which each edition must be consumed in order to ensure freshness.

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