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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 6, 2017

July 6, 2017

•Brooklyn Brewery has extended its reach into Hong Kong with the launch of HK Yau Brewing Company. The brand, under the direction of Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, has released three beers—New Kong Wheat, Times Square Lager and Underground Pale Ale—in partnership with the Hong Kong Brewing Company. Brooklyn, in which Japan’s Kirin holds a 24.5% stake, also has foreign joint ventures in South Korea, Stockholm and Norway.

•Illinois-based Destihl Brewery will launch in New York City on July 10. The release follows the completion of Destihl’s new production facility in Normal, Illinois and signals the brewery’s plans to expand into new markets throughout the U.S. The company will launch its core lineup and its Wild Sour beers throughout New York City, with core brews available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and the Wild Sours on draft and in four-packs of cans. Destihl will hold 15 launch events scattered throughout the five boroughs from July 10-13.

•This month, AleSmith Brewing Co. rolls out Hall of Fame Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394 to retailers across the nation. The 9%-abv brew is made with American hops and dedicated to baseball legend, Tony Gwynn. The beer is named for Gwynn’s batting average in his final season as a San Diego Padre and was first brewed as an imperial ale following the slugger’s death in 2014. AleSmith will distribute 22-ounce bottles of Hall of Fame to on- and off-premise accounts in 26 states.

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