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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

•Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co. has debuted gose-style beer Green Zebra. Brewed with watermelon and sea salt, Green Zebra will be released across Founders’ entire 46-state distribution network. Retailing at $9.99 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans, Green Zebra will launch in mid-August at the brewery’s taproom, with nationwide distribution following soon after. The new entry is Founders’ fifth ale created for ArtPrize, an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and features label artwork by Founders’ taproom employee Jacob Wiseheart.

•Delaware-based Dogfish Head has released Lupu Luau IPA. A 7.3%-abv ale, Lupu Luau is brewed with toasted coconut, an experimental hop variety that imbues coconut and pineapple flavors, and coconut water. The coconut water provides unique natural sugars, which are said to help accentuate the tropical flavors delivered by the toasted coconut and experimental hops. The beer is named for Lupulin, the gland in the hop flower that holds the plant’s essential oils. Dogfish Head’s Lupu Luau is now available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles nationwide.

•St. Louis’s Schlafly Beer will introduce the next brew in its Hop Allocation Series this week. Schlafly Double IPA is a 10%-abv ale brewed as a hopped up version of the brewery’s flagship IPA. Originally a brewpub exclusive, this is the first time the Double IPA will be bottled and available throughout Schlafly’s distribution footprint. Schlafly Double IPA will be sold on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles at a suggested retail price of $10.99. The brewery is launching new beers in the Hop Allocation Series every six weeks.

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