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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

•The Lost Abbey has announced its newest barrel-aged beer: Ex Cathedra, a Belgian-inspired Quadruple ale that has spent a year aging in Bourbon barrels. Ex Cathedra starts out as the Lost Abbey’s Judgment Day (another Belgian-style Quad) that receives barrel aging and a dose of ginger, orange peel and other spices. Ex Cathedra will be available wherever Lost Abbey is sold in 375-ml. bottles and on draft.

•Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company will showcase four of its IPAs in a new summer variety pack. Ninkasi’s IPA Variety Pack will feature three bottles of four different ales: Total Domination IPA, a 6.7%-abv Northwest-style IPA; Dawn of the Red IPA, a 7.0%-abv red IPA that’s bright and tropical; Beer Run IPA, a 7.3%-abv hoppy IPA; and Hop Cooler Citrus IPA, a 7.2%-abv brew made with citrus fruits. Ninkasi Brewing’s IPA Variety Pack will be available from May through September. The 12-bottle pack will roll out throughout Ninkasi’s 14-state distribution area.

•Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co. has released three spring seasonal beers. PC Pils, a 5.5%-abv hoppy pilsner, was so popular when introduced last year that it will now be available from April to August. Founders’ Sumatra Mountain Brown is an imperial brown ale brewed with coffee, while Doom is Founders’ barrel-aged Imperial IPA (12.4%-abv). Founders’ spring seasonals will be available throughout the company’s distribution area. PC Pils is on sale in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles or 15-packs of 12-ounce cans for around $10 and $18, respectively. Sumatra Mountain Brown will be available in 12-ounce four-packs for around $12. Doom will cost around $15 for a four-pack and $12 for a 750-ml bottle.

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