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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 30, 2020

January 30, 2020

•San Francisco-based brewery 21st Amendment has partnered with Peet’s Coffee on a new release. Brewed with Peet’s Ethiopian Super Natural coffee beans, as well as Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, and Centennial hops, the 21st Amendment 1966 Coffee IPA will be available in 28 states starting February 1. The new beer is part of the brewery’s Insurrection Series, which has featured such small-batch, limited-edition brews as Not Your Cup of Tea and Watermelon Funk in the past.

•St. Louis-based Schlafly Beer has added Northeast IPA as part of its special release lineup. The 8%-abv double dry-hopped India Pale Ale is made with Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, Chinook, and Cascade hops and is rolling out in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans across Schlafly’s 14-state distribution footprint, retailing at around $10. Northeast IPA will be joined in Schlafly’s special release range this year by two other new beers as well as the existing Pumpkin Ale.

•Clarification: Regarding yesterday’s story on Southern Glazer’s divesting its U.S. Virgin Islands-based distribution business, the company notes: “This transaction in no way impacts our successful Travel & Export Division, which continues the brokerage of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to distributors, cruise ships, and duty free stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as across the Caribbean and Latin American regions.”

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