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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016

•Seattle’s Rainier Brewing Company, part of Pabst Brewing Co., is set to introduce its first new beer in nearly two decades, Pale Mountain Ale. Produced at Craft Brew Alliance’s Woodinville, Washington brewery from two-row barley and Yakima Valley hops, Rainier’s Pale Mountain Ale is launching both on- and off-premise in 16-ounce bottles and on draft in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Northern California. A six-pack will retail at around $12.

•Boston Beer Co. is extending its newly launched Truly Spiked & Sparkling hard seltzer brand next month with a “slim can” variety 12-pack. Truly Spiked & Sparkling’s new variety pack, retailing at about $16 depending on the market, will feature four 12-ounce slim cans each of the brand’s Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo and Pomegranate flavors.

•Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company is adding a Blueberry Wheat beer to its Harvest Series. A summer seasonal available June through September, Abita Blueberry Wheat is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, with Louisiana blueberry juice added. Blueberry Wheat (4.4% abv) joins Strawberry Lager (4.2% abv) in Abita’s seasonal Harvest Series. Abita Brewing’s beers are distributed in 41 states and the District of Columbia.

•Hood River, Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing Company is rolling out Brewmaster Reserve Capsize Imperial Pilsner this summer. The 7%-abv offering is brewed with Cascade, Crystal and Citra hops. Brewmaster Reserve Capsize Imperial Pilsner is available June through October in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.

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