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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018

•Pugilist Spirits’ Prizefight Irish Whiskey has launched in New York City and Boston. Created by Irish entrepreneur Flor Prendergast and Steven Grasse of Quaker City Mercantile, the new brand is a blend of 10-year-old malt and 4-year-old grain whiskies, all of which are distilled at West Cork Distillers prior to being aged in American rye barrels for six months. The whiskey is retail priced at $44 a 750-ml., and is currently available at select bars and retailers across New York City and Boston, as well as online through Warehouse Wines & Spirits.

•Santa Barbara, California’s Telegraph Brewing Company has debuted West Swell Juicy IPA, the brewer’s first new release since Utah-based Epic Brewing acquired the company in December. The 6.7%-abv IPA is brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops before being dry hopped with Centennial, Simcoe, and Citra hops. The beer is now available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, with 12-ounce cans to follow in May. Telegraph’s brews are now available in 24 states.

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