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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018

•St. Louis, Missouri’s Schlafly Beer has launched Northeast IPA, the first beer in its 2018 Hop Allocation Series. The 8%-abv IPA is unfiltered and billed as having a juicy, fruit-driven profile. This year’s Hop Allocation series will also feature the return of Schlafly’s Rye IPA, American IPA, Double IPA, and Tasmanian IPA, plus a new India Pale Lager that will debut this summer. Northeast IPA is now available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft at Schlafly’s St. Louis locations. The bottled beer is currently rolling out across the company’s 12-state distribution footprint alongside limited draft.

•Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co. has added Jam Band fruit ale to its year-round lineup. First launched last summer as a draft-only limited release, Jam Band is made with blueberry, raspberry and cherry juices and will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans, as well as on draft. The 5.9%-abv fruit ale marks the 11th offering in Boulevard’s year-round portfolio. Boulevard Brewing, which is part of Duvel Moortgat USA, has a U.S. footprint spanning 39 states.

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