Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 7, 2016July 7, 2016
•Illinois-based FEW Spirits is introducing Brainville Rye Whiskey this October in collaboration with rock band The Flaming Lips. Brainville Rye is made from a combination of rye, corn and malted barley grown within 150 miles of the FEW distillery, and aged in new, charred American oak barrels custom-made in Minnesota. Featuring a psychedelic label created by designer Justin Helton, Brainville is 80-proof and will retail at $125 a 750-ml. bottle. It will debut across key FEW markets this fall in a limited edition of 5,000 bottles.
•Narragansett Beer has released summer seasonal Town Beach IPA, a 4.7% abv session IPA. Town Beach IPA is brewed with pale, cara pils and wheat malts, and Pacific Gem, Green Bullet, nugget, and EKG hops, then dry-hopped with citra hops. It’s rolling out from now through the end of summer in six-packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans ($9-$10) throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia, as well as Portland, Oregon and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
•Arizona-based Hamilton Distillers is launching single malt whiskey range Whiskey Del Bac across a number of markets, partnering with Atlanta sales and consulting group Crafted Brands on the rollout. Produced from 100% two-row barley sourced primarily from Arizona’s BKW Farms and southwestern Colorado, Whiskey Del Bac is set to debut in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Texas and Florida.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.