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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

•Pottsville, Pennsylvania–based D.G. Yuengling & Sons has added Arkansas to its distribution portfolio. Starting in January, the new market will receive Yuengling’s Traditional Lager, Light Lager and Black & Tan on draft and in retail stores. The brewer’s distribution across Arkansas—the 21st state in its footprint—will be handled by Glazer’s Beer & Beverage, Premium Brands of NWA, Arkansas Distributing Company, O’Connor Distributing and Burford Distributing, Inc. Yuengling is the largest craft brewer in the country, according to the Brewers Association.

•Paso Robles, California–based Firestone Walker has released Revolution No. 008, the latest beer in its Luponic Distortion series. The new 5.9%-abv brew—a blend of eight hop varieties sourced from Washington State’s Moxee Valley, Germany’s Hallertau region, New Zealand and Australia—is available across Firestone Walker’s distribution footprint through February 2018. The Luponic Distortion series features a constantly rotating selection of experimental, hoppy brews. Firestone Walker is part of the Duvel Moortgat USA family.

•Oregon’s Pelican Brewing Company has launched Abuela’s Casita. The 6%-abv stout is brewed with lactose, cinnamon, cocoa and flaked corn, and is inspired by Champurrado, a Mexican drink made from similar ingredients. Abuela’s Casita is available for a limited time on draft and in 22-ounce bottles in Pelican’s Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Vermont distribution footprint. Recently, the company expanded its Tillamook facility’s brewing and bottling capacity to over 38,000 barrels.

•Georgia’s Scofflaw Brewing has partnered with BrewDog USA to expand its canning capabilities through BrewDog’s new Ohio facility. During the initial phase of the agreement, BrewDog will contract brew and package Scofflaw’s Basement IPA, Double Jeopardy Double IPA and Hooligan IPA. Scofflaw and BrewDog’s partnership will also include a collaboration beer and will allow BrewDog to pour Scofflaw beers at the Ohio taproom, which marks the first time Scofflaw’s beers will be sold outside of Georgia. This partnership comes a week after Scofflaw Brewing announced that it is upgrading its Atlanta facility to be able to produce 30,000 barrels a year.

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