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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 1, 2015

October 1, 2015

•Fort Collins, Colorado’s Odell Brewing Company is introducing a Fall-Winter Montage Variety Pack, including its new Rawah Rye IPA. The variety 12-pack includes Odell’s year-round IPA and Cutthroat Porter, seasonal Isolation Ale and Rawah, which is brewed with rye and selected hops. The Fall-Winter Montage will be available throughout Odell’s 11-state distribution footprint through December. Odell’s core brews include 90 Shilling, IPA, Easy Street Wheat, Levity Amber Ale, 5 Barrel Pale Ale, Cutthroat Porter and Loose Leaf session ale.

•Spirit of America Handcrafted Bourbon has entered three new states, bringing its reach to a total of 15 U.S. markets. The 86-proof wheated Bourbon, which is distilled by Indiana’s MGP, has launched in Texas (distributed by Mexcor), North Dakota (distributed by Johnson Bros.) and Ohio, where it’s available in more than 70 state-run liquor stores.

•San Diego, California-based Green Flash Brewing has named Erik Jensen brewmaster, following the departure of former brewmaster Chuck Silva, who has left to pursue his own California craft beer venture. Silva had served as Green Flash’s brewmaster since 2004. Prior to the promotion, Jensen served as head brewer for four years, overseeing Green Flash’s day-to-day operations. His appointment comes as Green Flash, which has a current production capacity of around 100,000 barrels, prepares to open its second brewing facility in Virginia by 2016.

•Blauvelt, New York-based Duggan’s Distillers is bringing Scotland’s NB Gin to the U.S. market. Produced at the DB Distillery in North Berwick, the small-batch gin is made from British grain spirits and a blend of eight botanicals—juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, grains of paradise, lemon peel, cassia bark, cardamom and orris root—in a London dry style. NB Gin initially will debut in the New York on-premise market, retailing at $50-$56 a bottle.


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