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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

•Vökin Vodka has established operations and opened a production facility in Plymouth, Michigan. The site will produce a series of vodkas and other spirits, including the brand’s flagship vodka, which is distilled six times and made with Midwest-sourced grain. The first shipments are slated for this fall, with Vökin Vodka and Vökin Öne Vodka—an ultra-premium Polish import—among the initial releases. Handled by Republic National Distributing Co., the Vökin portfolio initially will launch across Michigan, with nationwide expansion planned for 2018.

•Elk Rapids, Michigan-based Short’s Brewing Company is bringing back The Double Magician as its latest seasonal entry. Originally brewed in 2007, The Double Magician is billed as a 8.1%-abv double London-style red ale, featuring notes of toffee, raisins and light citrus. The seasonal offering began rolling out in bottles across Michigan earlier this week, with expansion into Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin to follow. The Double Magician marks the 10th seasonal in Short’s lineup, joining Autumn Ale, Beard Of Zeus, Chatterbox, Controversiale and Good Humans, among other beers.

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