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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

•Vermont’s The Traveler Beer Company—a subsidiary of Boston Beer Co.—is releasing Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy as its latest limited edition offering. Aloha Traveler is billed as a craft wheat ale infused with pineapple and citrus. The tropical-inspired expression will be available in six-packs and on draft through the spring, joining Traveler’s core Grapefruit Shandy. Established in 2012, The Traveler Beer Company is part of Boston Beer’s A&S Brewing unit, which also includes the Angel City Brewery, Coney Island Brewing Co. and Concrete Beach Brewery brands.

•San Diego-based Coronado Brewing is expanding availability of its North Island IPA. Previously launched last summer as a pub-only draft offering, North Island IPA is a New England-style IPA, brewed with a blend of Citra, Mosaic, Centennial and Chinook hops. The 7.5%-abv entry will be available as a seasonal release, sold in six-packs, 22-ounce bottles and on draft across Coronado Brewing’s 19-state footprint. North Island IPA marks the fourth brew in Coronado’s Seasonal Selection series, joining Berry The Hatchet, Punk’in Drublic and Snowy Plover.

•New Haven, Missouri-based Pinckney Bend Distillery reached annual revenues of $1 million last year, a first in the company’s five-year history. The craft distiller’s 15 offerings are distributed in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. Pinckney Bends’ products include Hand Crafted American Gin, American Corn Whiskey, Three Grain American Vodka and Rested American Whiskey, among others.

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