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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

•Cooperstown, New York’s Brewery Ommegang will launch a new beer in its Game of Thrones series on October 10. The new entry, Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale, is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts as well as oats and flaked barley and is at 9% abv. It will be offered in 750-ml. bottles retailing at around $10, and paired alongside sister brew Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale (8% abv) in a commemorative gift pack positioned at $23. Brewery Ommegang, which is part of Duvel USA, has a footprint of 46 states.

•Chester County, Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Branch Distillers is releasing The Revivalist, a collection of four small-batch gins—Equinox, Summertide, Harvest and Solstice. Each of the Revivalist gins is made from a base of selected barley and wheat grains, along with juniper, angelica and coriander. Each of the expressions also showcases other botanicals specific to the season for which it’s named. The Revivalist Gins retail at $40-$50 a bottle. Brandywine is also planning a future line of brandies and apple-based spirits.

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