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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017

•Denver, Colorado-based Renegade Brewing has sold an undisclosed stake to Silver Fox Partners, an investment company founded by former Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The brewery’s original investors will retain an equity stake, and founder Brian O’Connell will remain CEO. Renegade Brewing is on track to produce 6,000 barrels this year and hopes to reach 8,500 barrels in 2018.

•Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery will release a barrel-aged version of its Ten FIDY Imperial Stout on November 11. The beer, a 12.9%-abv behemoth, is aged in Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for at least eight months. The barrel-aged Ten FIDY will be distributed nationally on draft and in 19.2-ounce cans. Additionally, Oskar Blues will launch Java Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY as a taproom exclusive. The coffee variant also clocks in at 12.9% abv but is blended with Hotbox Roasters cold brew. The coffee stout will be available on draft and in 19.2-ounce cans exclusively in Oskar Blues’ taprooms and only on November 11. Oskar Blues is the tenth-largest craft brewery in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

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