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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

•Anheuser-Busch-owned Goose Island Beer Company is opening its first Goose Island Pub in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this month. The pub will offer eight core Goose Island beers on tap—Goose 312 Wheat Ale, Four Star Pils, Green Line Pale Ale, Honker’s Ale, IPA, Matilda, Sofie and Summertime Kolsch—as well as bottles of Bourbon County Stout. It will also feature a selection of wines, spirits and pub-style food. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, completed a $700 million expansion in 2010.

•Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery is launching a new wheat beer, Priscilla White Wit Wheat, in cans nationwide. The 5.2%-abv offering is inspired by Belgian class wit beers and features orange peel and coriander spice. It was previously available only on draft at the original Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, Colorado. Priscilla White Wit Wheat will be in distribution this month in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. Oskar Blues produced 192,000 barrels in 2015.

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