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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

•Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing Co. has released Sesiόn Cerveza, the latest addition to its Session range. Billed as a Mexican-style lager, Sesiόn Cerveza is made with Pilsner malt, flaked corn and Celeia and Northern Brewer hops. The 4.5%-abv brew will be available year-round in 11-ounce bottles, six-packs, 12-packs and on draft, as well as in the Session Mashup variety 12-pack. Sesiόn Cerveza marks the eighth label in Full Sail’s Session lineup, joining Session Premium Lager, IPA, Black Lager, Black Cherry, Wheat, Pilsner and Fest Red Lager.

•U.K.-based gin brand Brockmans is expanding its U.S. footprint this spring with entry into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine through distributor Horizon Beverage. Retailing at $35 a bottle, Brockmans will now be present in a total of eight northeastern states. Balancing traditional juniper and coriander with citrus, blueberries and blackberries, Brockmans has carved out a following at the gin category’s high end, particularly in the New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts markets.

•Frisco, Texas-based Devils River Whiskey is launching its debut offering—an eponymous small-batch Bourbon—this April. Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Devils River Whiskey is aged in charred oak barrels and bottled at 90 proof. The new whiskey, which is distributed by Republic National Distributing Co., will be available across Texas, priced at $30 a 750-ml.

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