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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

•Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Co. reached a volume of 82,000 barrels in 2015, marking the craft brewer’s 10th consecutive year of double-digit growth. With expansion ongoing, Left Hand recently installed a new seven-barrel pilot system for small-batch production, among other planned upgrades. Earlier this spring, Left Hand launched two new beers—Hard Wired Nitro and Juju—and is slated to launch a total of four entries by year-end, including Extrovert, a new IPA. After entering Louisiana in March, Left Hand has a distribution footprint of 36 states.

•Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery has unveiled King’s Dish, the latest beer in its Small Batch series. Billed as a Burton ale-style brew, King’s Dish is made with English malts and will be available for a limited time in select markets, sold in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft. The 7.8%-abv entry joins previous launches 471 Small Batch IPA and 72 Imperial in Breckenridge’s Small Batch lineup, which showcases full-flavored beers with relatively high alcohol-by-volume. Acquired by AB InBev late last year, Breckenridge is present in 35 states and has a volume of 70,000 barrels.

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