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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

•On October 1, Mauertown, Virginia-based Filibuster Distillery will release Bourbon-rye blend The Boondoggler, aged in American oak and finished in a mix of wine barrels including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedro Ximenez and Fino Sherry. Filibuster says the whiskey is expected to draw experimental drinkers with its eclectic mix of barrel types. Filibuster’s other offerings include Dual Cask Bourbon and Dual Cask Rye, both finished in red and white wine-seasoned French oak. With a distribution footprint of 14 states, Filibuster currently produces about 4,000 cases annually, with plans to double volume by 2017.

•Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing is rolling out White Nitro, its first widely available Nitro Belgian Wit. Featuring notes of spice and citrus, White Nitro (4.4% abv) is brewed with traditional Belgian yeast and lemongrass, as well as local organic wheat from Oechsner Farm in Newfield, New York. White Nitro is available this month nationwide exclusively on draft. Peak Organic brews 22 varieties of beer, including IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session, Simcoe Spring and Hop Harvest Oktoberfest offerings.

•Pottstown, Pennsylvania-based craft distiller Manatawny Still Works has partnered with Prestige Beverage Group for expanded distribution in the Northeast. Already available in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Manatawny’s spirits lineup will now be sold throughout Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Manatawny is releasing a barrel-aged gin, Hidden River, at its distillery in Montgomery County. The company’s craft spirits lineup includes J. Potts Whiskey, T. Rutter Rum, Old Fellows No. 214 Gin and the MSW Small-Batch Whiskey series.

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