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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

•Bristol, Pennsylvania-based Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey has expanded into Florida, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and Tennessee, bringing the company’s total distribution footprint to 21 states. The craft distiller’s expansion will bring its portfolio, including Rye Whiskey, Straight Rye Whiskey, Rye Finished in Port Wine Barrels, and Rye Finished in Vermouth Barrels, among other releases, to the new regions. Dad’s Hat has teamed up with Sunshine State Distributing in Florida, RNDC in Oklahoma, Night Shift Distributing in Massachusetts, and Fireside Distributing in Tennessee.

•Tampa, Florida-based Cigar City Brewing is releasing Wedge Cut, a seasonal American Wheat Ale. The 4.5% abv brew was conceived as a way to highlight the flavor and aroma of Lemon Drop hops and was brewed with malted wheat and the addition of Willamette hops for bittering. Wedge Cut is in distribution now and will be available throughout Cigar City’s 40-state footprint through the end of the year in kegs and 12-ounce cans. Cigar City is part of the Canarchy Collective, which ranked No.-8 in volume among all U.S. craft brewers last year, according to the Brewers Association.

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