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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 9, 2017

February 9, 2017

•Belgium’s Rodenbach Brewery is rolling out Fruitage, a new fruit-infused offering marking the brewer’s first canned label in the U.S. The 4.2%-abv expression is comprised of 25% aged Rodenbach, matured for two years, and 75% young Rodenbach ale, as well as a blend of cherries and elderberries. Previously test-launched on draft late last year, Rodenbach Fruitage will be released in 8.5-ounce canned four-packs ($7 each) starting this April. Rodenbach Fruitage is imported by Bavaria NV subsidiary Latis Imports, which also handles the brand’s Classic Ale and Grand Cru labels in the U.S.

•Bloomington, Indiana-based Upland Brewing is releasing two new sour ales—Peach and Iridescent—this month. Made with locally-sourced freestone peaches, Upland’s 6%-abv Peach sour ale will be sold in 750-ml. bottles, while Iridescent, a blond sour ale with apricot and ginger notes, will be packaged in 500-ml. bottles. The pair will be available at select bottle shops, as well as on draft at select bars and restaurants. Upland Brewing, which produces a variety of sour ales at its Wood Shop and Sour Brewery, has a footprint spanning Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Kentucky.

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