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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014

•Houston, Texas’ Saint Arnold Brewing Company is changing the name of its popular Brown Ale to Saint Arnold Ale Wagger. The newly renamed brown ale will beginning rolling out this week, with a portion of its proceeds going to support animal welfare programs in the area. Saint Arnold Ale Wagger has a full, malty body with notes of chocolate and a light hop profile, the company says. The company brews a total of 17 beers and earlier this month reported a production rise of 18% to just under 32,000 barrels for the first six months of 2014 following a brewhouse expansion project.

•Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Foolproof Brewing Company is moving into the Vermont market later this month through an exclusive statewide distribution agreement with craft and specialty wholesaler G.housen. The brewery’s four year-round offerings—American golden ale Barstool, porter Raincloud, Backyahd IPA and LFU farmhouse ale—will be available on draft and in 12-ounce cans across the state. Specialty beers, which include Revery Russian imperial stout and King of the Yahd imperial IPA, will be available on draft, 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans for King of the Yahd. Foolproof has been expanding steadily throughout New England since its launch in January 2013 and is currently available in its home state, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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