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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015

•Philadelphia’s New Liberty Distillery has expanded into the Michigan and Ohio markets, which join Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. in the company’s distribution territory. New Liberty’s spirits offerings include Kinsey Rye, Bourbon and 7-year-old American Whiskey. New Liberty is part of Millstone Spirits Group, LLC, formed last fall by former Rémy Cointreau USA CEO Tom Jensen and former wholesale executive Charlie Andrews.

•The Bronx Brewery has unveiled On The Black Pale Ale, the latest entry in its limited edition B-Side Series range. Brewed with a trio of malts and West Coast El Dorado and Citra hops, On The Black (5.7% abv) is unfiltered and unpasteurized, and will be available on draft at select accounts throughout New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York’s Westchester County. A portion of the brew has been reserved for aging in Mezcal barrels, with the aged version set to launch in early 2016. On The Black is The Bronx Brewery’s second B-Side expression, following its El Serrano Red IPA in September.

•Half Moon Bay, California-based Mavericks Brewing is adding two new craft beers to its lineup this month—Big Break Belgian Golden Strong Ale and Coastside Pilsner. The new offerings join Tunnel Vision IPA, Belgian Style Wit and Rye Pale Ale in the brewer’s portfolio. Big Break (8.3% abv) is brewed with Pilsner malt and a small amount of wheat with European hops added, while Coastside (5.5% abv) is brewed with American 2-Row and German Pilsner malt with German and American hops and California lager yeast. Both new beers are available on draft and in four-packs of 16-ounce cans throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

•Portland, Maine’s Peak Organic Brewing Company is rolling out its Winter Session IPA, a dry-hopped dark wheat ale blended with Citra hops. The company sourced its wheat from local farms and used organic hops in the brewing process. Winter Session Ale will be available nationwide on draft and in package format through January 15. Peak Organic brews 24 varieties of beer, including an IPA, Fresh Cut, Summer Session, Simcoe Spring and Hop Harvest Oktoberfest, among others.

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