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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019

•Waco, Texas-based Balcones Distilling has launched Texas Pot Still Bourbon, the newest addition to company’s core spirits lineup. The 46% abv whiskey is bottled after two years in oak and distilled from blue corn, malted barley, and wheat and rye sourced from Texas. Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon is rolling out now and will available initially in Texas, Florida, and California for a suggested price of $30 a 750-ml. by March 1. Balcones’ portfolio is distributed in 22 states across the U.S.

•Devils River Whiskey will expand its 12-state distribution footprint across the U.S. market. The Dallas, Texas-based company’s president and co-founder Mike Cameron said Devils River aims to be in at least 30 states by year-end. The portfolio includes a Bourbon and rye, each at 45% abv, as well as a barrel strength Bourbon at 58.5% abv. The brand is distributed by RNDC in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South Carolina. Lohr Distributing (Missouri), Handcrafted Wine & Spirits (Kansas), Central Distributors (Arkansas), and Empire Distributing (Tennessee) handle the brand in its other current markets.

•San Diego-based Coronado Brewing Company has launched Leisure Lagoon Hazy Pale Ale at its three locations, with plans for wider distribution. The 5.5% abv ale is brewed with London III yeast and hopped with classic West Coast hop varieties for a blend of East and West Coast IPA styles, according to the brewery. The new hazy IPA is a year-round addition to the portfolio. It will roll out to Coronado’s distribution footprint on draft and in 6-packs of 16-ounce cans.

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