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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

•San Francisco-based Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has introduced the latest entry in its Session 47 Series, Pop Gun Pilsner. Made with German Pilsner malt and Magnum, Hallertau and Saphir hops, Pop Gun will be available year-round, both in 12-ounce cans and on draft, across a 14-state footprint. The 4.7%-abv brew is the third offering in the Session 47 lineup, joining previous launches Suds session ale and Baby Daddy session IPA. Speakeasy recently set a goal to grow its annual production by 500%, from 15,000 barrels to 90,000 barrels looking ahead.

•Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing is returning its Pumpkick Ale seasonal and Le Terroir label for the fall. A 6%-abv spiced pumpkin ale infused with cranberry notes, Pumpkick Ale will be available throughout the season in six- and 12-pack formats. Concurrently, Le Terroir, a 7.5%-abv dry-hopped sour beer, is set to rejoin New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series, available in 22-ounce bombers and on draft.

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