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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018

•Major Hemp, a Colorado-based subsidiary of Sipp Industries, is partnering with suburban Chicago craft player Church Street Brewing Co. to produce a new hemp-infused beer called Major Hemp H-IPA. The brand will be canned and distributed regionally by Wein-Bauer Inc. and retail at $12 a 4-pack of 16-ounce cans. The move follows the launch earlier this year of Major Hemp Brown Ale, a hemp-infused ale produced in a partnership between Major Hemp and Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. of Denver. The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill awaiting passage in Washington, D.C., would legalize hemp production across the nation and boost sales of all hemp-infused products, Sipp Industries says.

•In the wake of the devastation of the Camp Fire that began in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has enlisted hundreds of breweries in a relief effort. They will soon release Resilience Butte County Proud IPA and donate 100% of the sales to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. As of last count, more than 1,000 brewers had pledged to make the beer. Hop and malt suppliers will also help make the effort possible. Sierra Nevada’s brewing effort begins this week. Resilience IPA is planned to release early next year to aid the long process of rebuilding.

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