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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019

•Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co. is bringing back Blushing Monk as its first limited release of 2019. The 9.2% abv Belgian-style ale is brewed with raspberries and will be available through March. Blushing Monk is packaged in kegs and 4-packs of 12-ounce cans nationwide. Founders’ next limited release will be Green Zebra, a Gose-style ale that was initially brewed for the company’s Artist Series in 2017. Founders is part-owned by Spain’s largest brewer, Mahou San Miguel.

•Albany, New York-based Nine Pin Cider Works will release a new, canned Earl Grey Cider (6.7% abv), produced in conjunction with Short and Stout Tea Co. of Guilderland, New York. Made entirely with apples from New York State, the cider is cold infused with Earl Grey tea and aged on lemon peel. It retails at $13 a 4-pack. Nine Pin was founded in 2013 and distributes throughout New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

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