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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016

•Boston Beer Company’s Samuel Adams brand is launching Rebel Grapefruit IPA in bottles and cans nationwide.Brewed with California-grown Star Ruby and Star Rio grapefruits and Mosaic, Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops, the year-round offering was first introduced last November in draft-only format. Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA is now available in six-packs of bottles for about $7.99-$9.99, in 16-ounce cans for $1.99-$2.49 and on draft. It will also be available in the upcoming Pack of Rebels Variety Pack for $15.99-$18.99.

•Eugene, Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company will roll out its Rare & Delicious Series in 22-ounce bottles for the first time, with various releases planned throughout the year. The small-batch series was previously sold on draft only. Velocihoptor Double IPA (8.4% abv) will launch in mid-February, followed by Tart & Soul blackberry sour (5.0% abv) in late March. Both will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft in Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, California, Washington D.C., Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Vancouver.

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