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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

•Louisville, Kentucky-based Copper & Kings has extended distribution for its brandy and absinthe portfolio to California and Michigan. Southern Glazer’s will distribute the lineup in California, while Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) will handle it in the Michigan market. Copper & Kings’ lineup includes American Craft Distilled Brandy ($35), American Butchertown Brandy ($60), Un-Aged Apple Brandy ($30), Floodwall Apple Brandy ($40), Immature Brandy ($30) and Absinthe Blanche ($55). Copper & Kings’ footprint now spans 28 markets.

•Oregon’s Portland Cider Company is introducing a Passion Fruit cider to its year-round lineup. The 6.7%-abv offering will be available in 22-ounce bottles. Portland Cider is also rolling out a new packaging design across its 22-ounce bottle range, which also includes Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet and Pearfect Perry. The new look includes clear glass bottles with labels depicting the fruit used in the cider on a white background. Portland Cider has two taprooms, one in Portland and one in Clackamas, Oregon.

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