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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

•Blue Moon Brewing will release limited edition kegs inspired by the design of the Blue Origin lunar lander, also named Blue Moon. The kegs will hit the market in advance of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, hopes to replicate this feat by 2024. Pricing and availability of the lunar lander kegs will be released closer to July 20. Blue Moon Brewing is part of MillerCoors.

•Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Company will expand into South Dakota this month. Dakota Beverage will handle distribution of Left Hand’s lineup, including its flagship Milk Stout Nitro (6% abv). With this move, the brewer will have a presence in 43 states and Washington, D.C. Left Hand is the 50th-largest craft brewer in the U.S. market, according to the Brewers Association.

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