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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018

•Alaskan Brewing Co. has launched a new beer within its Pilot Series. Brewed with fresh pumpkins, brown sugar, and alder-smoked malts, Imperial Pumpkin Porter is a revamped version of Alaskan’s former Pumpkin Porter. Over 11 pounds of pumpkin are added to each barrel of the brew, which clocks in at 8.5% abv. Imperial Pumpkin Porter is available across Alaskan’s 20-state distribution footprint through the fall.

•Following its recent partnership with Mahalo Spirits Group, Texas-based Treaty Oak Distilling has revamped and repackaged its craft spirits lineup. The redesigned range includes Red-Handed Bourbon ($40), Red-Handed Rye ($65), Ghost Hill Bourbon ($50), Waterloo No. 9 Gin ($25), Waterloo Antique Gin ($30), and Waterloo Old Yaupon Gin ($25). Concurrently, Treaty Oak is expanding beyond its home Texas market into seven new territories: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, and Virginia.

•San Diego’s Coronado Brewing Company has debuted Island Vibes passionfruit Berliner Weisse, the third release in the brewery’s Art Series. The 4.5%-abv sour is brewed with passionfruit puree and is available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans at Coronado Brewing’s three locations. Distribution of Island Vibes throughout Coronado’s footprint will follow later this month.

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