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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for October 30, 2019

October 30, 2019

•Dogfish Head is introducing American Beauty Hazy Ripple IPA. Inspired by The Grateful Dead’s album of the same name, American Beauty Hazy Ripple is a 7% abv IPA brewed with spelt. It will be available year-round in six-packs of 12-ounce cans across Dogfish Head’s 45-state network starting in mid-November. Delaware-based Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer earlier this year for $300 million.

•Café Agave Spiked Cold Brew is entering a slew of new states over the next several months. Currently distributed to Nevada (SGWS) and Arizona (Crescent Crown), Café Agave will enter California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, Indiana, Iowa (all SGWS), and New York (Empire Merchants) this holiday season, with an additional 15 markets slated to come online during the first half of 2020. Packaged in 6.3-ounce cans, the 12.5% abv RTD comes in four flavors made from 100% Arabica, Colombian cold brewed coffee, wine, agave sweetener, dairy cream, and other natural flavors.

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