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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

•Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has released Oktoberfest 2017, a German-style fest beer brewed in collaboration with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger. Brewers from both companies met at Sierra Nevada’s Mills River, North Carolina brewery to create a malt-driven, traditional Oktoberfest lager balanced by German hops. The 6.1%-abv beer is available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and cans nationwide. Oktoberfest 2017 is the third collaborative beer the company has produced for Oktoberfest.

•Fort Worth, Texas-based Rahr & Sons Brewing has entered Kansas and Nebraska, linking with Worldwide Beverage Group and Premier Midwest Beverage, respectively. Rahr & Sons’ Blonde Helles Lager, Dadgum IPA, Ugly Pug Schwarzbier, Bucking Bock, Oktoberfest Marzen Lager and Mr. Wiggles Double Dank IPA are currently available in Kansas in cans and on draft, with the same lineup set to launch in Nebraska by early August. Additional offerings will be introduced seasonally in both markets throughout the year. Established in 2004, Rahr & Sons also sells its brews throughout Texas and Oklahoma and produces more than 20,000 barrels annually.

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