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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016

•St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer is rolling out a new variety pack highlighting four different experimental hop varieties that play off of the same base beer. The Hop Trial SMaSH (single malt and single hop) pack features three bottles each of brews made with Hallertau Blanc, Bramling Cross, Enigma and Eureka hops. The Hop Trial pack is available across Schlafly’s distribution footprint, retailing at about $14. Schlafly, which is present in 15 U.S. markets, has a current capacity of 60,000 barrels, and recently announced an expansion that will boost that total to 90,000 barrels by next year.

•Londonderry, New Hampshire’s Moonlight Meadery has added two new ciders to its draft-only lineup. Created for Moonlight’s sixth anniversary, Crimes of Passion (4.14% abv) and Boys n’ Berry (6.13% abv) ciders are both made with freshly-pressed New England apples, with the former also featuring black currant, and the latter boysenberry. The launches follow Moonlight Meadery’s recent addition of a 3,000-gallon fermenter to its 6,000-square-foot mead and cider production facility, allowing for increased innovation. The company’s distribution footprint spans 44 states.

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