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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

•Wyoming Whiskey is releasing Outryder, a new entry made of two separate mash bills. The first mash bill contains 48% winter rye, 40% corn and 12% malted barley, while the second mash bill contains 68% corn, 20% winter rye and 12% malted barley. The launch marks the distiller’s first use of rye in its whiskey. Outryder ($55) joins Small Batch Bourbon ($43), Single Barrel Bourbon ($60) and Barrel Strength Bourbon ($199) in the Wyoming Whiskey portfolio. The new release is launching across the U.S. in a batch of 2,640 cases.

•Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is set to launch two new labels—Sidecar Orange Pale Ale and Tropical Torpedo IPA—in January. Featuring orange peel and citrus-heavy hops, Sidecar Orange Pale Ale (5.3% abv) will be offered in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles, as well as on draft. Tropical Torpedo IPA (6.7% abv) is made using a proprietary dry-hopping method and will initially be sold in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, with draft to follow later in the first quarter. Sierra Nevada, based in Chico, California, is ranked as the third-largest craft brewer in the U.S. according to the Brewers Association.

•St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer is rolling out a limited-release cider sampler pack, Proper Cider, in collaboration with Devon, England-based Sandford Orchards. The four-pack of 500-ml. bottles features Dry-Hopped, Scrumpy (classic), Vintage Cask and Raspberry variants. The Proper Cider variety pack is available throughout Schlafly’s 14-market distribution network for about $17.99. Operating a pair of brewery-restaurants in the greater St. Louis area, Schlafly produces roughly 60,000 barrels annually.

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