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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018

•Nashville’s Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beer has launched Neon Leon American Lager, a new collaboration with the band Kings of Leon. The beer, named for the band’s studio, is made with Pilsner malt, flaked rice, and Mandarina Bavaria hops, and is the second collaboration between the band and brewery, following Revelry. Neon Leon debuted at Nashville’s Music City Food + Wine Festival and will be available in October in Tennessee in 16-ounce cans and on draft. Hap & Harry’s is owned by R.S. Lipman Company.

•Boston-based Black Infusions vodka is extending with a Gold Apricot expression. Infused with California apricots, the newcomer is at 30% abv and retails at $33 a 750-ml. Gold Apricot joins Black Infusions’ original product, Black Fig, in the company’s portfolio, which is distributed to 13 U.S. markets.

•Correction: In yesterday’s story on Proper No. Twelve whiskey, David Elder was incorrectly identified as Bushmills’ master distiller. In fact, Elder is the master distiller of the Proper No. Twelve brand. Colum Egan is master distiller of Bushmills.

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