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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016

•The Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has reported a 2% net sales rise for fiscal 2015, even as the group’s shipments fell 1% on the year prior. Depletions were flat, due to declines from CBA’s Redhook, Resignation and Widmer Brothers brands. Still, the company’s Omission Beer and Square Mile Cider brands both showed progress for the year, alongside Kona Brewing, which posted a 17% shipments increase over the 12-month period. For 2016, CBA is projecting overall shipment growth between 1%-2%, though shipments are expected to decrease in the first quarter, due to a temporary closure of the company’s Portland, Oregon brewery as the facility undergoes expansion.

•San Francisco, California’s Anchor Brewing Company is returning its popular spring seasonal, Anchor Saison Spring Ale. The Belgian-style ale (7.2% abv) was first introduced in March 2014, followed by a nationwide launch in March 2015. It’s brewed with roasted Belgian wheat malt, two-row barley, red wheat, Chinook and Nelson Sauvin hops, as well as locally cultured saison-style yeast, lemongrass, lemon peel and ginger. Anchor Saison Spring Ale is available nationwide in six-packs and on draft.

•Los Angeles-based Greenbar Distillery has launched its Slow Hand Six Woods whiskey nationwide. Matured in French white oak, hickory, maple, mulberry, red oak and grape woods, Slow Hand comes in two variants: Six Woods Malt, which is 84 proof and retails at $45 a 750-ml.; and Six Woods Cask, which is 115 proof and retails at $38 a 375-ml.

 

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