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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018

•California’s Stone Brewing and Societe Brewing have teamed up to release The Skedaddler IPA. The 7%-abv ale is brewed with American, Australian, German, and New Zealand hops, for a dry beer driven with citrus, stone fruit, and tropical flavors, according to the breweries. The Skedaddler is launching across the U.S. and will be available exclusively on draft.

•Baderbrau Brewing, a pioneer of the Illinois craft beer scene in the 1980s, has closed its 25,000-square-foot brewery on Chicago’s south side and put it up for sale. The business continues to sell existing inventory from a taproom that remains open. Baderbrau was founded in 1989 as a Czech-style pilsner and went bankrupt in 1997, when it was acquired by Goose Island Brewing Co. It eventually lost its Goose Island sponsorship and was acquired by a Chicago investor, Robert Sama, who’s the current owner. Chicago’s local craft beer market has become intensely competitive over the years, with more than 225 breweries now operating in Illinois.

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