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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

•Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing has re-launched its limited edition holiday brew Feast of Fools. A raspberry stout featuring notes of cocoa and dark chocolate, Feast of Fools will be available in 22-ounce bottles, as well as on draft at select accounts across the U.S. for the first time this year. The holiday entry will be joined by Magic Hat’s returning Vinyl entry, which is billed as an amber-hued lager, and Winter Mingle, a new seasonal stout featuring notes of vanilla. Both Vinyl and Winter Mingle will be available in 12-pack and 24-pack formats of Magic Hat’s Winterland variety pack, available at select grocery stores nationwide.

•Nellysford, Virginia’s Bold Rock Hard Cider is rolling out a new India Pressed Apple (IPA) hopped cider in six-packs. Made with local Blue Ridge apples, the latest offering is dry-hopped with a blend of five different hop varieties. IPA joins Bold Rock’s original Apple and Draft styles and its more recent release, Pear Cider. Bold Rock is available across the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, from Pennsylvania through South Carolina. The company also recently opened a second facility in North Carolina.

•Irvine, California-based importer G.K. Skaggs is launching San Miguel Pale Pilsen on draft in the U.S. market. The 5%-abv pale, golden lager will see an initial U.S. draft release in California, Nevada and Hawaii in late 2015 into 2016. Last November, G.K. Skaggs extended San Miguel Pale Pilsen’s availability in the U.S. with a new 22-ounce bottle format to the on-premise, convenience and retail channels.

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