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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 3, 2019

January 3, 2019

•Newport, Oregon-based Rogue Ales and Spirits has launched two new IPAs that will be available year-round. Outta Line (6.9%-abv, $12 a 6-pack) is a West Coast IPA that’s now available across the U.S., while the other new release, Batsquatch (6.7%-abv, $12 a 6-pack), is a Hazy IPA that will be limited to Washington and Oregon until going national March 1. Rogue operates four locations in Oregon and, in addition to its restaurants and brewery, owns a distillery and farm that provides ingredients used in Rogue’s products.

•Ithaca Beer Co. in upstate New York has announced a new series of limited edition IPAs to be released throughout the year. First up is Platonic Love Double IPA, an 8%-abv ale brewed with Citra, Cascade, and Amarillo hops, which will launch on February 14. One week later, the company will release Pulp Addiction 2: More Citra He Said, a 7%-abv hazy IPA, made with Citra and Galaxy hops. Pulp Addiction 2 is the second of five planned releases in the series, each of which is a hazy IPA prominently featuring a different hop varietal. Ithaca Beer’s new releases will be available for a limited time in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft across the company’s distribution footprint.

•Hood River, Oregon-based Full Sail Brewery has launched Malted Milkshake-Style IPA across its distribution footprint. The 6.8%-abv ale is brewed with Ekuanot, Denali, Comet, Citra, and Cascade hops alongside lactose, malted barley, oats, and vanilla. According to the brewer the beer is low in bitterness and features ripe fruit flavors and a creamy texture. Full Sail Malted Milkshake-Style IPA is now available on draft, in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles, and in the Full Sail Trophy Case variety pack.

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