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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

•Carlsberg Group and Brooklyn Brewery have entered into a joint venture to bring new craft brews to Eastern Europe. The partnership is based out of Lithuania’s Švyturys Brewery. Production will commence in late 2017 at a new brewing facility currently in development. This is the fifth collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg Group, and the third announced this summer: Last week the companies announced a partnership to revitalize London Fields Brewery. And at the end of June, the companies announced a Hong Kong partnership, HK Yau.

•Seattle’s 2bar Spirits has released its oldest whiskey to date, 2bar Corn Whiskey. The three-year-old, 50%-abv whiskey is made from a mash bill of 80% corn and 20% malted barley. The single barrel release was aged in a 15-gallon ex-Bourbon barrel and is available in limited quantities from 2bar Spirits distillery and online at $32 a 375-ml. Founded in 2012, 2bar Spirits has focused on producing whiskey made from local grains, aged on site.

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