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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

•Scotland’s Innis & Gunn has unveiled new branding across its core barrel-aged and craft beer range. The new packaging features designs inspired by Innis & Gunn’s home city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and puts emphasis on the brand’s signature barrel-aging technique. The updated look will begin rolling out in the U.S. this month, appearing on labeling for Innis & Gunn’s flagship The Original and Bourbon Barrel Porter labels, as well as its Irish Whiskey Aged Stout seasonal. Also included in the refresh is Blood Red Sky, a new Jamaican rum barrel-aged beer that replaces Rum Finish in the brand’s core lineup. U.S. Beverage handles the Innis & Gunn range in the U.S.

•Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits has launched the 2018 edition of its Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout. The 14.4%-abv stout is brewed from ingredients grown at Rogue Farms, including 2018’s special ingredient: raspberries. The beer is then aged for nine months in Oregon oak barrels made at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works and seasoned with Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey. Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is available nationwide in limited quantities in hand-numbered 16.9-ounce bottles.

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