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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015

•Philadelphia-based New Liberty Distillery is entering four new markets. This month, the craft distiller’s Kinsey 7-year-old whiskey and Kinsey Rye whiskey labels will be available throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland and Washington D.C., via Republic National Distributing Co. Inspired by post-Prohibition-style whiskies, Kinsey 7-year-old and Kinsey Rye both retail for $39.95 a bottle. The expansion brings New Liberty’s reach to six markets, joining its existing presence in Pennsylvania and Florida. New Liberty Distillery is an offshoot of craft whiskey company Millstone Spirits Group LLC.

•California’s Coronado Brewing is returning its Sock Knocker Imperial IPA as part of its limited release Brewer’s Series. An 8.5%-abv beer, Sock Knocker is brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe and Amarillo hops, as well as wheat, biscuit and 2 row malts. The IIPA will be available across 12 states starting this month, sold in 12-ounce four-packs, 22-ounce bottles and on draft. Coronado Brewing, which has a total reach of 21 states, increased its production 36% to 30,000 barrels last year.

•Downington, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing Co. has launched Kirsch Gose Sour Cherry Bier, the brewer’s first fruit juice-infused entry. Billed as a German-style session ale, Kirsch Gose is brewed using a blend of wheat malts, Czech-grown Saaz hops and cherry juice. The 4.7%-abv offering is currently rolling out across Victory’s 35-state footprint, priced at $9.99 a 12-ounce four-pack.

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