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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

•Washington, D.C.-based craft distillery Don Ciccio & Figli has partnered with Domaine Select Wine & Spirits for national distribution, beginning with the national release of its amaro tonico Ferro-Kina this spring. Ferro-Kina is created by macerating a proprietary botanical blend in terracotta amphorae. The amaro tonico Ferro-Kina (20% abv) retails at about $40. Fourth-generation distiller Francesco Amodeo founded Don Ciccio & Figli in 2012, specializing in amaro, aperitivs and cordials.

•Cooperstown, New York’s Brewery Ommegang has unveiled Short Sleeve Saison, a new spring seasonal. The 4.5%-abv offering is brewed with pilsner, wheat and acidulated malts and flaked oats, as well as Southern Hemisphere Topaz and Motueka hops. Slated to roll out in late February, Short Sleeve Saison will be available in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft across 29 U.S. markets. Ommegang is part of Duvel Moortgat USA.

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