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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

•Grain & Barrel Spirits has struck a licensing deal with Bruce Brown Films that will result in a new range of Endless Summer branded spirits expected to launch early next year. The new product line will take its inspiration from The Endless Summer, the iconic surfing documentary released in 1964. Grain & Barrel’s existing portfolio includes the Dixie Southern Vodka, Chickencock American Whiskey and Cabana Cachaça brands.

•Houston’s Saint Arnold Brewing Company is rolling out a new Belgian-style witbier, Icon Gold, as part of its Icon Series. The 5.2%-abv offering features herbal, citrus and spicy notes from coriander and orange peel with a strong malt backbone from the addition of oats to the wheat and pilsner malt bill, the company says. It follows previous Icon brew Amarillo Hefe in the rotating series. Icon Gold is available on draft and in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles through October.

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