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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

•Bloomington, Indiana’s Upland Brewing Company is rolling out its fall seasonal, Easy Chair Amber Ale, on draft and in six-packs. The 5.2%-abv brew features English hop character and a medium dry finish, the company says. Upland’s seasonal lineup includes Barrel Chested Barley Wine, Oktoberfest Bavarian Lager and Campside Session IPA. The company has also recently announced plans to invest $4 million to augment its sour ale program with an expansion that includes hundreds of wood barrels and tanks and a new bottling line. The new facility is expected to be operational by April 2016. Upland says its sales have doubled over the past two years and it earlier this year it completed an expansion of its production brewery cellar, which doubled its capacity to 75,000 barrels.

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing is releasing its core Dirty Bastard Scotch ale in canned 12-packs for the first time. Labeled as the Dirty Dozen 12-pack, the new package format will begin rolling out across Founders’ footprint this month, priced at around $17.99 each. Along with Dirty Bastard, Founders’ year-round portfolio includes its All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Pale Ale and Porter labels.

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