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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015

•San Francisco craft spirits producer Distillery No. 209 has entered into an exclusive, multi-year national agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits, which will distribute the distiller’s line of ultra-premium gins, including No. 209 Gin, No. 209 Barrel Reserve Gin and No. 209 Kosher-for-Passover Gin. Distillery No. 209 was founded by the Rudd family, owner of Rudd Oakville Estate Winery and former owner of upscale grocery Dean & DeLuca.

•Cape Coral, Florida’s Wicked Dolphin Distillery has extended its namesake rum range with a new Gold Reserve entry. Aged in Bourbon barrels for three years, Wicked Dolphin Gold Reserve is produced using two different fermentation styles, featuring both Florida sugarcane and Florida molasses. The 40%-abv entry is priced at $32.99 a 750-ml., and currently available throughout Florida and the southeastern U.S. via Republic National Distributing Co.

•San Francisco-based Fort Point Beer Company is debuting its four core craft beers in cans across the greater Bay Area. KSA Kolsch-Style Ale (4.6% abv), Park Wheat Beer (4.7% abv), Villager IPA (6.3% abv) and Westfalia Nuremburg Red Ale (5.6% abv) will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans at retailers, as well as the company’s new location in San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace, expected to open by year-end. Fort Point also brews a number of seasonal and limited release offerings such as Treble Hook Rye Pale Ale, Professor IPA and Animal Tropical Modern IPA.

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