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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 7, 2014

October 7, 2014

•Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues has partnered with Major Brands to launch its full lineup in Missouri next month. Rolling out the week of November 10, Oskar Blues’ portfolio—including its core Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils and Old Chub, among others—will be available statewide both in cans and on draft across bars, restaurants and retail. The Missouri launch follows Oskar Blues’ expansion into Kansas, Nevada, Delaware, Minnesota, Idaho, southern Alabama and central California earlier this year, bringing the brewer’s reach to 36 states. In addition to its Longmont headquarters, Oskar Blues also operates a second brewing facility in Brevard, North Carolina.

•Boulevard Brewing Co. is set to enter South Carolina via seven new distributor partnerships. The Kansas City-based brewery has finalized deals with Lee Distributing, Comer Distributing, Greenco Beverage, Beverage South, H&S Wholesalers, Better Brands and Crown Beverages in various South Carolina regions, bringing its total U.S. footprint to 29 states and Washington D.C. Over the coming weeks, Boulevard will debut several year-round labels, including its Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Pop-Up IPA, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer and Single-Wide IPA, as well as its year-round Smokestack Series lineup. Additional seasonals and limited releases are slated to follow. The South Carolina expansion comes on the heels of Boulevard’s recent entry into New Jersey and Philadelphia in August and Florida in September.

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