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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

•Maryland’s DuClaw Brewing Co. is currently on the hunt for an investor or buyer, with the craft brewer hiring investment firm Equity Partners to help facilitate a deal. Established in 1996 by Dave Benfield, DuClaw is known for its Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, as well as its year-round Neon Gypsy, Dirty Little Freak, Funk and Hop Hammer labels, among other offerings. The company is headquartered in Baltimore County and has a distribution footprint spanning around 13 markets. The Baltimore Business Journal reports that DuClaw produces around 25,000 barrels annually.

•Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery has released Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout. The new beer—an update of Dogfish’s original World Wide Stout—was brewed with barley and Madagascar vanilla beans, and then aged in 10,000-gallon oak tanks. The 16%-abv Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout will be available across Dogfish Head’s 37-state distribution network in both on- and off-premise markets, retailing at $36 a four-pack. According to the Brewers Association, Dogfish Head is the 14th-largest craft brewer in the U.S.

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