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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016

•Vermont-based Silo Distillery has launched a new Cucumber vodka, retailing at $30 a bottle. The new offering is currently available in Vermont and Connecticut, and will expand to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine this spring, handled by Horizon Beverage. Distribution is expected to expand to New York shortly as well. Made with Vermont corn vodka and peeled cucumbers, Silo Cucumber joins the distillery’s existing vodka and Bourbon entries.

•Durango, Colorado’s Ska Brewing is moving away from 12-ounce bottles and will be moving most of its flagship lineup to 12-ounce cans only. The company’s Decadent, Buster Nut Brown and Steel Toe Milk Stout offerings will be launching in canned format on March 1. Ska’s Robust Reincarnations series—including Decadent, Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter and True Blonde Dubbel—will still be available in 22-ounce bottles, as will the brewer’s limited editions. Ska beers are currently distributed to Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas.

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