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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

•Following its recent entry into Montana, Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery is now available in all 50 states. Summit Beverage Company will handle the Oskar Blues portfolio in Missoula and Butte, while Bronken’s Distributing will cover the Bozeman market. Oskar Blues recently opened a third brewery in Austin, Texas, which joins its current facilities in Longmont and Brevard, North Carolina. It also released Beerito Mexican Lager in the first half of this year. Oskar Blues says it produced 192,000 barrels of beer in 2015.

•San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing is reintroducing its Anchor Summer Wheat seasonal this month. First created in 1984, Summer Wheat is billed as an American-style brew made with a blend of 2-row pale malt and malted wheat. The 4.5%-abv entry will be available nationwide through July, sold in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. Summer Wheat joins Anchor Saison, BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red and Winter Wheat in Anchor Brewing’s seasonal lineup.

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