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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

•This summer, Anheuser-Busch InBev will open Veza Sur Brewing Co., a brewpub with a 5,000-square-foot taproom, in Miami. The beverage giant tapped entrepreneurs from two subsidiaries—Chris and Jeremy Cox of 10 Barrel Brewing and Barry Silberwasser of Bogota Beer Co.—along with Asbjorn Gerlach of Chile’s Kross Brewery, to helm the project. The brewpub has 18 taps and will initially offer eight original beers alongside other local brews.

•Alaskan Brewing Company has added Big Mountain Pale Ale to its year-round lineup. The 5.7%-abv ale is brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops for a balanced beer that is moderately bitter with hints of tropical fruit. Ridge Hop IPA, a single-hop IPA that highlights the Australian Azacca hop, will replace big Mountain Pale Ale in ABC’s hop-focused variety pack. Big Mountain Pale Ale will be available across Alaskan Brewing Company’s 18-state distribution area in bottles and on draft. Six-packs will retail at around $10.

•Boston Beer Co.’s Traveler Beer has released three of its shandies in cans for the first time. Traveler Grapefruit Shandy, Aloha Traveler Pineapple Shandy and Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy are now available in the 12-can Traveler Refreshment Variety Pack. Traveler Grapefruit Shandy is also available in its own 15-can pack. All three beers are 4.4%-abv wheat beers with added fruit flavors. The 12-can variety pack and 15-can pack of Grapefruit Shandy will be available nationwide from April through August.

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