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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019

•Bend, Oregon-based GoodLife Brewing has added two new beers, Sippy Cup Hazy Pale Ale and Bavarian Lager, to its year-round draft exclusive portfolio. Sippy Cup is a 6.4% abv ale brewed with a yeast strain named Juice, plus Galaxy, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. The second release is a Helles-style lager that clocks in at 5% abv and is brewed with a blend of traditional Saaz hops and other American bittering hops. The two new beers are rolling out now throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Vermont, and Hawaii.

•Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Virginia has launched a new offering, Sassy Rye, and rebranded and repackaged its line of craft spirits by unifying their offerings under the Copper Fox name. Sassy Rye is a single malt whiskey distilled from 100% Virginia rye. It’s floor malted and smoked with Virginia sassafras wood, then double pot-distilled, and aged in Bourbon barrels. Founder and master distiller Rick Wasmund said the rebranding effort “helps cut down on confusion as it didn’t seem that people understood our Copper Fox Rye ($60, 45% abv) and Wasmund’s Single Malt ($55, 48% abv) were from the same distillery.” In operation since 2005, Copper Fox distributes in 22 states along both coasts.

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