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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for Thursday, January 14, 2016

January 14, 2016

•Boston Beer is returning its Samuel Adams Cold Snap seasonal from January through mid-March. Brewed with a blend of fruits, flowers and spices from around the world, Cold Snap is a Belgian-style unfiltered White Ale. It’s hitting the market in six-packs ($8-$10), 12-packs ($15-$18), on draft and as part of the Samuel Adams Cabin Pack variety 12-pack.

•The Bronx Brewery is set to release a new offering, Uptown Coffee Milk Stout, under its B-Side Series of limited edition beers. Made with Ethiopian coffee from Uptown Coffee Roasters, the 6.8% abv brew is made with Willamette hops, caramel, lactose sugar, roasted barley and three malt varieties, and will be on the market through February. Uptown Coffee Milk Stout will be distributed in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut on draft, selling at around $6-$8 a pint. The Bronx Brewery tells SND it produced approximately 7,350 barrels last year.

•Oregon-based Portland Brewing is launching Raise the Roost, a new Belgian-style red ale, this month. Featuring more roasted malt flavor than a traditional Belgian red ale, Raise the Roost is brewed with Liberty, Nugget and East Kent Golding hops, as well as 2-Row, Pale, CaraRed, Melanoidin, C-120 and Roast Barley malts. The 6.2% spring offering will be available in 22-ounce bombers, 12-ounce six-packs and on draft throughout Oregon and Washington through March.

•California’s Coronado Brewing Company is adding Stingray IPA to its year-round lineup, the first addition to its core portfolio in four years. The 7.9%-abv Imperial IPA is a blend of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross hops and 2-row, wheat and abbey malts. It will be available in 22-ounce bottles, six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout the company’s 12-state distribution footprint.

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