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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

•Kentucky’s Rabbit Hole Distilling has partnered with Young’s Market Co. to expand into California. The partnership will bring Rabbit Hole’s whiskies to nine states in all, with California joining Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Kentucky. The California push precedes the opening of the company’s destination distillery in Louisville and visitors center, which includes a bar-restaurant partnership with the creators of NYC’s Death & Co. and Los Angeles’ Honey Cut.

•California-based Stone Brewing is set to launch a new series of sour beers under the Stone Mission Warehouse Sour label. The first entry, Stone Mission Warehouse Sour Sauvignon Blanc, begins as Stone’s wheat and malted barley-based sour, brewed with Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus, before additional fermentation with California Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Finally, the sour is blended with Stone Cali-Belgique IPA, which spent two years aging in red wine barrels. The final product is a 10.7%-abv sour ale that is 12% aged Cali-Belgique IPA and 88% Sauvignon Blanc-fermented sour base. 4-packs of 330-ml. bottles will sell for $32.

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