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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017

•Dogfish Head has released Liquid Truth Serum IPA as the latest entry in its annual Art Series. The 6.8%-abv offering is made using a unique process that adds pelletized, powdered, leaf and liquefied hops to the IPA after boiling, resulting in an aromatic, hop-forward flavor profile. Dogfish Head partnered with California-based artist Marq Spusta to design Liquid Truth Serum’s label, which features a depiction of a traveling medicine show. Created to showcase inventive, artist-created label designs, Dogfish’s Art Series is currently in its ninth year.

•Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Co. broke ground on its sour and experimental brewing facility on October 12. The new facility, called “Area Two,” is adjacent to the main brewery and will offer Two Roads’ team the opportunity to brew with Brettanomyces and create new sour and barrel-aged beers. The 25,000-square-foot brewery will feature a tasting room as well as space for up to 1,500 barrels for aging beer. Construction on the $12 million facility is expected to be complete by fall 2018.

•Anheuser-Busch-owned Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago has shuffled its management, with Todd Ahsmann taking on the roles of president and general manager. He succeeds Ken Stout, who was named president of Goose Island International. Ahsmann started his career as a bartender at the original Goose Island brewpub in Chicago in 1988 and later worked in marketing before A-B made him president of its Long Island, New York-based Blue Point Brewing Co. In his new post, Ahsmann will also oversee Virtue Cider, founded several years ago by former Goose Island brewmaster Greg Hall. A-B recently acquired the 49% of Virtue it didn’t already own. Stout, meanwhile, is tasked with expanding Goose Island’s network of pubs, which already reaches cities such as London, Toronto, Sao Paolo, Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea.

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