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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

•Eugene, Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company has released Heart and Science West Coast IPA. The 6.8% abv brew is the latest addition to its year-round lineup, available on draft and in 12-ounce cans throughout the brewery’s distribution area in the western U.S. Originally rolled out earlier this year as a seasonal offering, Heart and Science is a tribute to the people of the Pacific Northwest craft beer industry. Ninkasi, founded in 2006, was ranked No.-33 by volume among U.S. craft brewers, according to the Brewers Association.

•Austin, Texas-based St Elmo Brewing Co. is releasing the first in a planned series of seasonal hard seltzers. The first release, named Ripple, comes in two flavors, lemon/lime Citrus and mango/guava/passionfruit Tropical, both 4.5% abv. Ripple, whose name comes from a Grateful Dead song, is currently available at St Elmo’s taproom for $4 a glass or to go in a 32-ounce crowler for $7.

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