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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018

•Constellation Brands craft player Ballast Point Brewing has launched White Wine Barrel-aged Sour Wench, the first release in the Trade Street Collection. After fermentation, the 7%-abv ale ages for six months in Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc barrels. White Wine Barrel-aged Sour Wench is rolling out now in 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles. The beer kicks off the Trade Street Collection, named for Ballast Point’s 80,000-sqaure-foot barrel cellar. Going forward, the collection will include beers aged in High West barrels, as well as both limited and widely available releases.

•Cooperstown, New York-based Brewery Ommegang has announced the release date for the final beer in its Royal Reserve Collection, which is made in partnership with the HBO program Game of Thrones. Starting November 23, King in the North—a barrel-aged imperial stout—will be available at the brewery and in retail for a suggested price of $13 a 750-ml. A Royal Reserve Collection gift pack ($25) featuring a Game of Thrones glass and one 12-ounce bottle of each of the four beers in the series is set to debut alongside the new offering. King in the North will follow the Collection’s third release, Mother of Dragons, which is launching on September 28.

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