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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018

•Lagunitas Brewing is launching Hi-Fi Hops, a new sparkling water brand infused with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.Created in partnership with cannabis company CannaCraft, Hi-Fi Hops comes in two dosages: one with 10 milligrams of THC and one with 5 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD. Initially, the new product will be available only at dispensaries throughout California. Heineken acquired full control of Lagunitas just over a year ago.

•This fall, Newport, Kentucky’s New Riff Distilling will debut its first house-distilled Bourbon. The four-year-old Bourbon is bottled-in-bond and made from a mash of 65% corn, 30% rye, and 5% malted barley and aged in 53-gallon new oak barrels. New Riff Bourbon will retail for a suggested price of $40 a 750-ml. when it launches in fall 2018. While this is the company’s first batch of its own Bourbon, New Riff’s portfolio also includes the sourced OKI Bourbon, two gins, and New Riff New Make.

•Pacific City, Oregon’s Pelican Brewing Company has launched its first canned beer, Hazy Rock Juicy IPA. The 6.2%-abv ale is brewed with Meridian, El Dorado, and Huell Melon hops with added dried grapefruit peel. Hazy Rock Juicy IPA will be available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and Hawaii beginning in July.

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