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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

•Portland, Oregon’s Cascade Brewing has sold to a group of brewery and taproom owners for an undisclosed sum. Cascade’s founder Art Larrance has announced that after over 20 years in the craft beer world he is retiring and passing his business to Mark Becker, Ramie Mount, Brian Kovach, and Greg Laird, who own FlyBoy Brewery and have worked at Parallel 45 Brewing, among other companies. The deal includes Cascade’s brewery and pub plus the Cascade Brewing Barrel House, Blending House, and Lodge at Cascade Brewing. The new owners plan to keep the brewing and management team intact going forward.

•Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery has kicked off its 2020 lineup of barrel-aged beers and launched the first member of the class to retailers across the U.S. The first release is All Monde, a 12.5% abv Imperial stout aged for nine months in ex-Bourbon barrels before infusing (via circulator) with almonds and vanilla. The brew is rolling out now across the U.S. in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans for a limited time. Three more barrel-aged beers will follow in the 2020 series throughout the year.

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