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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017

•Atlanta’s Second Self Beer Company has re-released its Molé Porter seasonal. Inspired by Oaxacan Christmas mole sauce, the 6.5%-abv beer is brewed with Guajillo, Pasella and Chipotle chilies for subtle heat plus cinnamon, cloves and cocoa nibs to round out the chilies’ spice. The beer is available through February on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans at bars and retailers across Georgia and Alabama.

•San Marcos, California’s The Lost Abbey has launched Ghosts In The Forest, an oak-aged blonde sour ale. Brewed with Brettanomyces, the new entry is a blend of beers aged for 18 months in both oak foeders and French oak barrels. The 6%-abv Ghosts In The Forest will be available across The Lost Abbey’s distribution network in 375-ml. bottles retail priced at $15.99, and on draft at select on-premise locations.

•Salt Lake City-based Epic Brewing has partnered with Breakthru Beverage to enter Illinois. Epic’s lineup—which includes Big Bad Baptist, Tart n’ Juicy Sour IPA, a new New England-Style IPA series and barrel-aged sours, among other offerings—will be available in the market starting September 11. The expansion brings Epic Brewing’s total footprint to 24 states and Washington D.C.

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