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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018

•Holland, Michigan’s Coppercraft Distillery has brought its Straight Rye Whiskey back to the market after a two-year hiatus. The 45%-abv whiskey is a blend of house-made and sourced whiskies both featuring a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% barley, and bottled without an age statement. Coppercraft is relaunching its rye as a year-round release available on- and off-premise throughout Michigan through Great Lakes Wine & Spirits Company.

•Missouri-based spirits, wine, and beer wholesaler Major Brands, Inc. has inked a deal with St. Louis’s Six Mile Bridge brewery to launch its beers across the state. Effective immediately, Major Brands will handle Six Mile Bridge’s portfolio—which includes permanent offerings like Bavarian Hefeweizen, French Saison, Irish Red Ale with Honey, Irish Stout, and Red IPA, as well as a handful of seasonal brews—throughout Missouri. This marks the brewery’s first foray outside of self-distribution. Major Brands is the largest distributor in Missouri, serving more than 9,000 retail customers.

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