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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018

•Boston, Massachusetts-based Bully Boy Distillers has launched a new small-batch gin. The 45%-abv spirit is made from a sugar cane base and infused with Italian Juniper, ginger, blueberry, grapefruit, coriander, and chamomile, among other ingredients. Bully Boy Gin is now available in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut for a suggested price of $30 a 750-ml.

•Sapporo’s Anchor Brewing Company has released its flagship Anchor Steam Beer in 19.2-ounce cans. The 4.9%-abv beer is a hybrid of a lager and an ale, fermented with lager yeast at ale temperatures. Anchor Steam Beer is now available in 4-packs of 19.2-ounce cans as well as on draft and in 12-ounce bottles. The new packaging marks the first time Anchor Steam has been offered in cans. Sapporo acquired Anchor for $85 million last year.

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