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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

•Delaware-based Dogfish Head is debuting three beers in canned format: 60 Minute IPA (6% abv), Flesh & Blood IPA (7.5% abv) and SeaQuench Ale (4.9% abv). In line with the launch, the brewery worked with Atlas Obscura, an online guide to unique destinations worldwide, to curate Off-Centered Trails for Dogfish Head fans to explore. Dogfish also partnered with Untappd, the beer-tagging social media app, to create unique rewards for people who announce that they are drinking Dogfish Head’s cans on the app. Dogfish brews are distributed in 37 states.

•Pacific City, Oregon’s Pelican Brewing Company has launched two summer seasonals. Sun Flare ale is a 5.1%-abv pale ale that’s crisp, juicy and made with Meridian, El Dorado and Santiam hops. Sun Flare is available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. The company also brought back Pelicano, the company’s Latin-inspired summer seasonal. The beer is brewed with 25% flaked corn and Tettnang hops. Pelicano is available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft. Pelican’s beers are available in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Vermont.

•Chimay Trappist Ales has released a Grande Réserve Barrel Aged Rhum Edition, a new spin on the monks’ Christmas ale. The 10.5%-abv Belgian strong ale is triple fermented (during the brewing process, in the barrel and in the bottle) and aged in rhum barrels for a yeasty beer with hints of caramel and vanilla. This unfiltered and unpasteurized beer is now available in limited quantities throughout Chimay’s U.S. distribution footprint.

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