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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

•Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing has opened a new 9,500-square-foot restaurant and 10-barrel brewery in Napa. To open the new site, the craft brewer restored an 1877 stone building at 3rd and Soscol Avenue to house an upstairs seated bar and downstairs tasting/growler fill bar, as well as an outdoor space overlooking the Napa River. The facility includes a dining experience overseen by chef Chris Kurth serving lunch and dinner daily. Stone’s new Napa site is among three new outposts the craft brewer is opening this spring, alongside tap rooms in Berlin and Shanghai.

•Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail Brewing Co. has debuted its latest summer seasonal, Summa’ Time Lime. The 4.5%-abv lime-flavored lager is made with Celeia and Northern Brewer hops, pilsner malt, and flaked yellow corn. Summa’ Time Lime is now available in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles, in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety pack, and on draft. Full Sail is the 29th-largest craft brewery in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

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