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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016

•Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing is launching Lo-Pitch Juicy India Pale Ale—a new year-round offering—this January. The new brew will replace Hi-Wire’s Prime-Time Session Pale Ale, which is being phased out in an effort to “modernize” the brewer’s core line-up, according to co-owner Chris Frosaker. Starting next year, Prime-Time will only be available on draft at Hi-Wire’s taprooms, as well as via limited bottle distribution in mixed 12-packs. A 4.9%-abv IPA with strong hop flavors, Lo-Pitch Juicy India Pale Ale will be sold in six-packs and on draft. It joins Hi-Wire Lager, Bed Of Nails Brown Ale, Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA and Hi-Wire Gose in the brewer’s existing flagship stable.

•Atlanta-based Second Self Beer Co. has released Olde Oyl Russian Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout, its latest seasonal offering. Brewed with roasted malts and oats, the 11%-abv entry is also made with a blend of Brazilian, Colombian and Ethiopian coffee beans sourced from Atlanta’s Octane Coffee. Olde Oyl will be available on draft at Second Self’s taproom as well as in bars and restaurants throughout Georgia starting this week. In addition to a variety of seasonal and limited releases, Second Self’s flagship range includes Thai Wheat, Citrus IPA and Red Hop Rye.

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