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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019

•Chicago, Illinois-based Revolution Brewing is releasing Hazy-Hero IPA as part of its permanent lineup. It joins Anti-Hero IPA and further develops the style of the brewery’s Northeast-Hero IPA released earlier this summer. Two separate dry hop additions create Hazy-Hero’s hazy look and flavor. Its hop profile includes Idaho 7, Citra, Sultana, Centennial, Cashmere, Citra (again), Amarillo, and Mosaic varieties. Revolution distributes throughout the Midwest and northeast.

•Artisanal Imports has partnered with St. Louis-based Craft Republic to handle distribution throughout Missouri. Effective immediately, Artisanal’s new distributor will handle Tripel Karmeliet, Kwak, the La Trappe brand, Trooper by Robinsons Brewery, Cuvée des Jacobins, and Veltins Pilsner. The portfolio is growing as well, with new brews, like Veltins’ Grevensteiner, coming soon. Previously, these brands were distributed by Major Brands in the region. In addition to its import portfolio, Artisanal also handles U.S.-based craft breweries like Shmaltz Brewing Company and Dovetail Brewery.

•Glendale, Wisconsin-base Sprecher Brewing Company has launched the newest flavor of Press Hard Seltzer, Wisconsin Old Fashioned. The 4.5% abv seltzer is designed to emulate a Wisconsin-style Old Fashioned cocktail with flavors of orange, vanilla, Bourbon, and bitters. The hard seltzer is now available throughout southeast Wisconsin via Beer Capitol Distributing and in the Madison area via General Beer Distributors in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans. The company plans to expand distribution in the near future.

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