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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

•Newport, Oregon’s Rogue Ales & Spirits has released Marionberry Sour, a new ale brewed with fruit from Rogue Farms. The 6.5%-abv ale is brewed with Rogue’s house malt, Dare, plus a variety of hops, plums, and marionberries, which are an Oregon State University-created variety of blackberry. The beer is currently available on draft in Rogue’s taprooms and will be released in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles across the U.S. in July.

•S&H Independent Premium Brands East has added Bavarian brewery Hofbrauhaus Freising to its portfolio, with U.S. distribution beginning this summer. The importer will initially import four styles to the U.S.: Jägerbier Export Lager (5.6% abv), Festbier (6.1% abv), Hefe-Weiss (5.4% abv), and Dunkel (5.2% abv). S&H Independent Premium Brands East also handles Stiegl, Bernard, Früh, and Andechs, among other import brands in the U.S.

•Salisbury, Maryland’s Evolution Craft Brewing Company has launched Day Crush Session Sour. The 4.7%-abv kettle sour is made with a mash of more than 50% wheat for a tart, refreshing, sessionable beer, according to the brewery. Currently, the beer is only available on draft, but Evolution plans to roll out cans across its distribution footprint through the summer.

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