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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

•California’s The Bruery has launched the newest beer under its Bruery Terreux brand, Saison Ardennes. The 6.3%-abv farmhouse ale is fermented with wild yeast and matured for six months in oak foeders that previously held wine. Saison Ardennes is bottled with additional wild yeast to promote bottle conditioning and improve ageability. The beer is rolling out this month and will be available in nearly 30 states on draft and in 375-ml. bottles. California customers can order through The Bruery’s online store and consumers in Washington D.C. can find the beer at the Bruery Store at Union Market.

•Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Co. has named Marty Compton as national sales director. Compton, a 30-year industry veteran, was most recently director of sales at Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery, where he helped the company expand from 11 to 31 states, establishing Bell’s as a major national craft brewer. At Ninkasi, Compton will lead sales efforts across the company’s 12-state footprint, reporting directly to chief customer officer Sarah Johnson.

•Correction: Pricing for Stoli Group USA’s new Cenote Tequila is $45-$65, not $35-$40 as stated in yesterday’s issue.

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