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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

•St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer has released its first canned cider, which will join the brewer’s year-round lineup. Schlafly, which previously only offered cider on draft at its brewpubs, is launching Proper Cider Raspberry in cans across its full 12-state distribution footprint. The 6.8%-abv cider is made with fresh raspberries and will be available starting in mid-June in 4-packs ($8). In addition to Proper Cider Raspberry, Schlafly’s year-round portfolio includes its Pale Ale, White Lager, Kölsch Ale, Pilsner, IPA, and Oatmeal Stout labels.

•Brooklyn, New York’s St. Agrestis Spirits has launched a bottled Negroni cocktail. A blend of St. Agrestis Inferno Bitters—a newly created aperitivo that combines 20 herbs and spices—red, Torino-style vermouth made in-house, and Greenhook American Dry gin, the 24%-abv Negroni is available across New York City retail outlets, priced at $25 a 4-pack of 100-ml. bottles. St. Agrestis debuted in 2014 with its flagship amaro.

•Florida’s Biscayne Bay Brewing is planning to open a new brewery and taproom in downtown Miami next winter. The 6,200-square-foot space will be located in the Old United States Post Office and Courthouse building, which was built in the early 1900s. Biscayne Bay will install a micro-brewing system at the site to produce rotating experimental beers. The planned brewery will mark Biscayne Bay’s second location, joining its existing taproom in nearby Doral. Biscayne Bay’s core offerings include Miami Pale Ale, Siren’s Saison, Kapitan’s Kolsch, La Colada Porter, and Double Nine IPA.

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