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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

•Norwood, Massachusetts-based Castle Island Brewing Company is increasing production capacity by 50% to more than 9,000 barrels annually. Launched just last year, Castle Island says its core Candlepin session ale and Keeper IPA are driving growth, spreading to more than 650 accounts throughout the greater Boston area. Meanwhile, Castle Island is releasing a new limited edition, Juice Patrol Pale Ale, which is at 7% abv and features Cascade and Centennial hops. Other limited releases from the brewery have included Vern Wheat IPA, Causeway Double IPA and Big Ern Double IPA.

•San Diego, California’s Coronado Brewing Company is introducing its Stingray IPA in canned format. The release marks the fourth Coronado year-round offering to launch in cans, following Islander IPA, Orange Avenue Wit and Easy Up Pale Ale. Stingray (7.9% abv) is an Imperial IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, Southern Cross and Simcoe hops. It’s hitting the market in six-packs of 12-ounce cans—as well as its previously launched 12-ounce bottles and draft—across Coronado’s 18-state distribution footprint.

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