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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

•San Diego-based Ballast Point, recently acquired by Constellation for $1 billion, is planning a brewpub in the Long Beach, California marina district, reports the L.A. Times. The brewer recently applied for a brewing permit for an 11,427-square-foot space that was formerly Khoury’s Restaurant. Ballast Point’s portfolio includes more than 40 different styles of beer, led by its Sculpin IPA and Grapefruit Sculpin IPA offerings. The newest brewpub will join its five other locations throughout California.

•Atlanta’s Second Self Beer Company is releasing a new summer seasonal, Maverick & Gose. The 4.4%-abv offering is dry-hopped with Wakatu hops and features fresh coriander. Maverick & Gose is available on draft throughout Georgia this summer. Second Self is currently undergoing expansion efforts that include new tanks and additional space adjacent to the brewery for increased production, as well as a new tasting room.

•Juneau-based Alaskan Brewing Company has promoted COO Linda Thomas to the role of CEO, allowing founders Geoff and Marcy Larson to step back from day-to-day management. Thomas has been with Alaskan for 22 years and has “been instrumental in developing a financially sound company,” according to Geoff Larson, who will remain president and chairman.

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