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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018

•Walnut Creek, California’s Calicraft Brewing Company has launched Rosé Ale, the brewer’s latest beer-wine hybrid. The 6.5%-abv sparkling ale is brewed with wine grapes, cherries, and raspberries, with wine and Kolsch yeast used for fermentation. The beer is crisp and dry, with fruit-forward flavors similar to rosé wine, according to the brewer. Calicraft’s Rosé Ale is now available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans ($12) in Northern California.

•Washington’s San Juan Seltzer, Inc. has debuted its line of alcoholic seltzers and is set to launch the packaged version in time for the 4th of July holiday. The 4.2%-abv seltzers are available in four varieties: Huckleberry, Fuji Apple, Raspberry-Cran, and Pure (unflavored), with each containing 85 calories a 12-ounce serving. San Juan Seltzer has contracted with Washington’s Schooner Brewing to produce the seltzers. The seltzers are available on draft now at Schooner Brewing and 12-ounce cans will be available at select western Washington locations by July 4.

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