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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

•Milton, Delaware-based Dogfish Head is partnering with Belgian brewery Brouwerij Rodenbach to release Vibrant P’Ocean. The 4.7% abv blended sour ale is the first beer on which Rodenbach has ever collaborated in its 200-year history. The brew has a ruby red hue and was created by blending a two-year, foeder-aged sour beer brewed by Rodenbach with a kettle sour made with elderberry, elderflower, and sliced lemons, among other additions, brewed by Dogfish Head. The resulting product will be available nationwide in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans near the end of the month. Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer Co. for $300 million last year.

•Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery is launching a packaging revamp for its entire line of craft beers that modernizes the overall aesthetic but retains signature elements like the funky font on the brewery’s name. Dale’s Pale Ale, the brewery’s flagship beer, has not received a visual refresh in more than a decade. The new looks focus on bright colors and thematic differentiation, as in the case of Old Chub Scotch Ale’s new tartan patterned can. In addition to a psychedelic background, Can-O-Bliss is also being tweaked from Citrus IPA to Tropical IPA, made with Mosaic, Azacca, Galaxy, El Dorado, and Idaho 7 hops. Oskar Blues’ new look is rolling out now.

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