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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018

•San Francisco-based amaro producer Cannella Spirits has added a new Fernet to its lineup. Featuring a blend of myrrh, saffron, turmeric, angelica root, and other ingredients, Fernet Cannella is made with less sugar concentration than a traditional Italian Fernet, resulting in a drier taste profile. The 42%-abv offering is priced at $40 a 750-ml. and available at retail across California, Nevada, New York, Florida, Georgia, and Michigan, with expansion into Illinois and additional northeastern states to follow. Established in 2014, Cannella Spirits also produces Cannella Cinnamon Cordial and Amaro Cannella.

•Paso Robles, California’s Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is launching in Indiana this month and will follow with entry into Minnesota in April. Distribution in Indiana is being handled by Indiana Beverage and Monarch Beverage Company. Distribution in Minnesota will be handled by Artisan Beer Company via Johnson Brothers Liquor Company. The initial featured Firestone beers in both states will be Firestone Lager, Luponic Distortion, Nitro Merlin Milk Stout, Pivo, Union Jack, Easy Jack, and Wookus. Once the Minnesota distribution launches, Firestone Walker’s national distribution map will total 33 states.

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