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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

•Oregon craft player Deschutes Brewery has released HandUp, the newest year-round addition to its portfolio. The 6.5% abv American IPA is brewed with Amarillo, Azacca, and Centennial hops. The beer is brewed in honor of Deschutes co-owner Colby Nightingale, who passed away from pancreatic cancer last year; $1 from every barrel sold will be donated to organizations fighting pancreatic cancer. Deschutes HandUp is rolling out now on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles throughout the brewery’s distribution footprint.

•Fort Worth, Texas-based Blackland Distillery has teamed up with distributor Ben E. Keith to expand into the North Texas market. The new agreement will open Blackland’s potential for expansion while adding the first Bourbon, whiskey, and gin to the distributor’s growing spirits portfolio. Black’s Bourbon (41.5% abv, $35), vodka (40% abv, $25), gin (40% abv, $30), and rye whiskey (41.5% abv, $35) are all now available throughout North Texas in locations throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton, among other cities.

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