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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018

•Homegrown Distribution, a new distribution company spun off from Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, will begin operations on October 1. The spinoff will handle distribution for brands including Brewmaster Jack, Grimm, Captain Lawrence, Slumbrew, Lone Pine, Foley Brothers, King’s Highway Fine Cider, and Vermont Craft Mead in Massachusetts. Homegrown will also distribute beers from beyond the Northeast, like Almanac, Brauhaus Riegele, Coronado, DC Brau, and others, from time to time. The new distribution company is based out of Massachusetts Beverage Alliance’s 40,000-square-foot facility in Bellingham, Massachusetts.

•Portland, Oregon-based Ecliptic Brewing is adding former seasonal brew Phaser Hazy IPA to its year-round lineup. The unfiltered IPA is brewed with Citra, Azacca, Mosaic, and Motueka hops and comes in at 6.5% abv. Phaser Hazy will be available in both draft and 6-pack can formats throughout the Ecliptic Brewing distribution network, which includes the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and North Carolina. Ecliptic’s core portfolio also includes Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter.

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