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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015

•Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching a new offering, Butchertown American Brandy. Named for the Louisville neighborhood in which Copper & Kings is based, Butchertown is a copper pot-distilled brandy, matured in 75% Kentucky Bourbon barrels and 25% new American oak. It’s bottled at 124 proof and retails at $60 a 750-ml. Copper & Kings’ spirits, including four other brandy expressions as well as an Absinthe Blanche, are distributed in 19 U.S. markets.

•Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing is releasing a new dry-hopped pilsner, Super Fresh, representing the third lager entry in its lineup. Super Fresh is brewed with a light grain bill and lager yeast and Chinook, Citra, Simcoe and Centennial hops, and is 90% dry-hopped. The limited release lager is available is select markets on draft and in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. Peak produces 24 varieties of craft beer, including its IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session and Simcoe Spring, among others.

•Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company is rolling out a new barrel-aged beer, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. The second offering in SweetWater’s small-batch Cork & Cage series, the 11.2%-abv stout features a blend of 2 Row, Munich, 70/80, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Black malts with Columbus hops. SweetWater’s Cork & Cage series includes rotating limited quantities of 750-ml. bottles of classic beer styles like sours and wild ales.

•Boston-based Bully Boy Distillers is launching its first-ever limited edition bottled cocktail offering, The Old Fashioned. With Bully Boy’s American Straight Whiskey as its base, the recipe includes muddled raw sugar and Angostura bitters, and is suggested to be complemented with muddled orange and a Maraschino cherry for serving. The Bully Boy Old Fashioned (34.5% abv) will be available during the cold months at a suggested retail price of $34.99 in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.


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