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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018

•Dallas-based Deep Ellum Brewing has been acquired by the Canarchy collective of craft brewers backed by Fireman Capital Partners. Deep Ellum, which saw volume grow 37% to more than 45,000 barrels last year with the vast majority of sales occurring within 20 miles of the brewery, said the move will give it increased resources for bolstering both production and distribution. The brewery is currently operating at capacity and is projecting 55,000 barrels for this year. Canarchy, which also includes Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Perrin, Squatters, and Wasatch, had volume of 350,000 barrels last year.

•The Boston Beer Company’s Traveler brand is set to introduce a new Fuzzy Traveler Peach Shandy in July. The 4.4%-abv beer is a wheat ale, brewed with German hops and malt and blended with peaches. Fuzzy Traveler will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England. The beer joins the Traveler seasonal portfolio alongside Jack-O Traveler (pumpkin), Jolly Traveler (orange, pomegranate, and holiday spices), and Lucky Traveler (blackberry).

•Baltimore-based Sagamore Spirit is launching its namesake rye whiskey in California through distributor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The rollout includes Sagamore’s Signature 83-proof rye as well as a Cask Strength offering. With entry into California, Sagamore’s whiskies are now available across 31 states. The company opened a five-acre waterfront distillery campus in Baltimore in April of last year, and since then has hosted 30,000 visitors at the venue.

•Boulder, Colorado’s Upslope Brewing has announced the latest edition of its Lee Hill Series: Tropical Fruit Sour Ale. The 7.2%-abv brew is a made from four different sour ales, aged between 6 months and two years, and blended with more than 500 pounds of passionfruit, blood orange, and guava for refermentation. Upslope’s Tropical Fruit Sour Ale, the 16th volume in the Lee Hill Series, is now available in 19.2-ounce cans throughout Upslope’s distribution footprint, which is focused on the Rocky Mountains region and the Southern U.S.

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