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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017

•Atlanta, Georgia-based Scofflaw Brewing has announced its third expansion in the last 18 months. This month, eight new 100-barrel fermentation tanks have been installed and, on March 1, a new 50-barrel, four-vessel brewhouse will be completed. The upgraded brewery will have the capacity to produce 30,000 barrels a year. Since opening in August 2016, Scofflaw has grown quickly, jumping from 6,500 to 12,000 to 16,000 barrels and has maxed out production shortly after each expansion. Currently, Scofflaw’s beers are only available in Georgia.

•Cincinnati, Ohio’s MadTree Brewing has launched Luna Lux white IPA. MadTree’s latest seasonal release is a 6%-abv ale brewed with coriander and lemon peel. Luna Lux is available now at MadTree’s taproom on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans for $10.50, and will launch in Kentucky and the rest of Ohio on December 4. In May, MadTree partnered with Cavalier Distributing to expand into Kentucky following brewery upgrades that will take the brewer to about 30,000 barrels annually.

•England’s Adnams brewery has partnered with New York’s Crafted Exports to launch Ghost Ship Pale Ale on the East Coast. The 4.5%-abv ale is made with Pale, Rye and Cara malts plus Citra hops to create a sessionable brew. Ghost Ship is now available in New York and will launch in Boston (through Harpoon) on December 6. The U.S. is the 26th international market for Ghost Ship Pale. The company plans to launch a wider variety of beers in the U.S. once Ghost Ship has been successfully established.

•Brooklyn, New York–based fermented tea producer Kombrewcha has refreshed and relaunched its line of hard kombuchas. Made with organic black tea, organic sugar, organic yeast and scoby, all four Kombrewcha flavors—Original, Berry Hibiscus, Lemongrass Lime and Royal Ginger—are finished with organic fruit and clock in at 3.2% abv. The redesigned packaging features bright colors and the brand’s black-and-white logo. Priced at $10 a four-pack of 12-ounce bottles, Kombrewcha is now available across New York City at Whole Foods, Fairway and Trader Joe’s accounts, as well as at Whole Foods locations throughout Florida.

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