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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019

•Constellation-owned Ballast Point Brewing Co. is opening a brewpub in the Downtown Disney district of Anaheim, California’s Disneyland, a first for the park. More than fifty Ballast Point brews will be on tap, including new and exclusive offerings. This location will mark Ballast Point’s ninth tasting room, with a tenth to follow in San Francisco this spring. Founded in 1996, Ballast Point sold to Constellation Brands in 2015 for approximately $1 billion.

•Massachusetts-based Harpoon Brewery has launched Rec League, a new low-abv brew, across the U.S. The beer, a 3.8%-abv hazy pale ale, is brewed with buckwheat kasha, ground chia seeds, and sea salt. It clocks in at 120 calories per pint and is geared toward high-energy occasions as a refreshing source of electrolytes, according to the brewer. Rec League is now available across the U.S. in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans, 15-packs of 12-ounce cans, and in limited quantities on draft.

•Stratford, Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing has debuted Dry & Mighty Brut IPA, the latest limited-edition offering from the craft brewer. The 6.8%-abv ale is a low bitterness take on an IPA that, according to the company, has “an effervescent Champagne-like mouthfeel” and a well-defined hop flavor. This week, the beer is rolling out in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles and cans, as well as on draft, throughout Two Roads distribution footprint.

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