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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 30, 2016

December 30, 2016

•Oceanside, California’s Mason Ale Works is launching its core lineup of craft beers in canned format. Charley Hustle Red IPA, Jambi IPA, Willy Time Belgian-Style White and Cash Imperial Coffee Stout are all debuting in cans. Meanwhile, Mason is releasing a new limited-edition Second Son American Strong Ale as the first offering its in its Snale Works barrel-aged program. The 14%-abv beer is a blend of Cash Imperial Coffee Stout and American Barleywine that is aged in Elijah Craig 12-year-old Bourbon barrels. Mason Ale is part of 3 Local Brothers LLC, which also operates The Barrel Room wine bar and bistro, Brothers Provisions and Urge Gastropubs.

•Covington, Kentucky-based Braxton Brewing Company is rolling out Spotlight White IPA as its first canned seasonal for 2017. The 6.0%-abv release is 100% Citra hopped and brewed with orange peel and coriander. The first in a series of four new packaged beers from Braxton for 2017, Spotlight will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans starting the first week of January throughout northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville.

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