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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016

•New Paltz, New York-based Smart Beer is rolling out its second brew, an Organic IPA. The new IPA joins Organic Golden Ale (5.5% abv) in the company’s lineup. Smart Beer’s distribution footprint has expanded since its debut last October from a base in New York’s Hudson Valley to New York City, where it’s available across all five boroughs, including Whole Foods and the Mets’ Citi Field. The brewer’s organic, non-GMO beers are made from locally grown ingredients.

•Chicago’s Burnt City Brewing is introducing three of its year-round beers in canned format. Dick the Butcher Pale Ale (5.3% abv), Face Melter Hibiscus IPA (7% abv) and Balloon Boy Farmhouse Wheat Ale (5% abv) were canned at the company’s production facility on the South Side of Chicago. All three will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans for about $9.99 throughout Burnt City’s distribution network of the Chicago region, northern Illinois, northern Indiana and Alabama.

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