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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 18, 2016

March 18, 2016

•Alaskan Brewing Company is introducing a new Boundary Range Hop Pack, featuring some of the brewer’s best-selling hop-focused beers. The 12-pack includes year-round Hopothermia Double IPA (8.5% abv), Big Mountain Pale Ale, Freeride Pale Ale and Icy Bay IPA. Big Mountain, last year’s spring seasonal, is returning exclusively in the Boundary Range variety pack. The Boundary Range Hop Pack is Alaskan’s second variety pack, after its Sampler Pack, and will be available throughout the company’s 17-state distribution footprint. A full profile of Alaskan Brewing Co. is on Market Watch’s website.

•Charleston, South Carolina-based Palmetto Brewing Company has partnered with contract brewer Brew Hub in a deal that will allow the South Carolina craft brewer to increase production by more than 40% and introduce a line of canned beers. Palmetto Brewing will produce its new canned beer series at Brew Hub’s recently expanded facility in Lakeland, Florida. The first in the series will be Lowcountry Pilsner (4.5% abv). Palmetto Brewing produced about 112,000 cases of beer last year, and the new partnership will allow it to increase production to about 160,000 cases annually.

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