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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co. will release Más Agave, an imperial lime gose-style ale, as part of its Barrel-Aged Series. At 10% abv, Más Agave was aged eight months in Tequila barrels sourced from Mexico. The limited release launches in early May throughout Founders’ 48-state distribution network and will be available through the end of the summer. The Margarita-inspired brew will retail for a suggested $15 a 4-pack of 12-ounce bottles or $12 for an individual 750-ml. Founders operates taprooms in both Grand Rapids and Detroit.

•Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery has debuted the first beer in its Steep Coast Mountain IPA Series. Steep Coast Strata Double IPA is made with Strata, a hop varietal from Oregon State University’s hop-breeding program. The 8% abv beer is available on draft and in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans across select markets, as well as at Oskar Blues’ taprooms. The Steep Coast Mountain IPA Series highlights experimental hop varieties, with Zappa-, Southern Passion-, and Enigma-based brews set to join the lineup later this year.

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