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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

•New York-based Nine Pin Ciderworks has launched a new line of light ciders. The first entrant in the new range is Cucumber Lime, which is made exclusively from New York-sourced apples and contains 110 calories per 12-ounce serving. Nine Pin Cucumber Lime Light Cider will be available at the cidery’s Albany tasting room starting July 3, with 12-ounce cans rolling out to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts in mid-July.

•Kula, Hawaii’s Hawaii Sea Spirits has introduced Brum, a new luxury rum sourced from producers around the world. The 40% abv rum is blended from spirits aged four to 12 years, with some older rums included as well. After blending, Brum is matured for an additional one to two years before bottling in barrels made from American oak barrels previously used to age Bourbon and staves from Hawaiian Kiawe trees grown on the distillery’s farm. The spirit will be released in small batches exclusively at the distillery for $150.

•Atlanta Brewing Company is releasing a new expression of last year’s Thunder Thief Double IPA with a new hop blend. Called Thunder Thief 2: the Rethundering, the new beer features Citra, Vic Secret, Rakau, and Kohuta hops, which, according to the company, will impart an array of citrus flavors along with a piney finish. It’s currently rolling out to retailers throughout Georgia as part of the brewery’s limited release line in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. Atlanta Brewing was founded in 1993.

•San Francisco, California-based Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has added a new year-round addition to their catalogue called Mystic Haze New England IPA. Brewed with Apollo hops, and dry hopped with Bravo and Calypso, Mystic Haze is the West Coast brewery’s first venture into the ascendant Northeast IPA beer style. At 7.1% abv, 6-packs of 12-ounce cans are now being distributed throughout California, with plans to expand into Arizona.

•Correction: In yesterday’s brief about Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers it was incorrectly stated that ECU Imports has partnered with Young’s Market Co. in California. In fact, ECU is still in negotiations with a prospective California distributor.

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