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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

•Brooklyn Brewery is introducing a limited-edition Billion Oyster Saison, billed as a briny saison made with whole oysters. A partnership with the Billion Oyster Project—devoted to 1 billion oysters to New York Harbor as part of its ecosystem restoration and education initiative—the new brew will launch at the Billion Oyster Party fundraiser on May 19. Subsequently, it will be available on draft at select New York on-premise accounts.

•San Diego’s Mission Brewery is adding Plunder IPA to its core year-round lineup. The 7%-abv IPA is brewed with nine different hops including Simcoe and Falconer’s Flight. Plunder will be available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles initially, followed by 12-ounce bottles later this summer. Meanwhile, the company is opening a 5,429-square-foot tasting room and entertainment space. Mission’s 26,000-square-foot brewery in downtown San Diego has a projected 24,000-barrel output this year, the company says.

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