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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

•Newport, Oregon’s Rouge Ales and Spirits has expanded distribution of its line of canned cocktails, bringing four RTDs to markets across the U.S. In addition to the national push, Rogue has launched a new flavor—Grapefruit Vodka Soda—and added a variety 8-pack featuring two cans of each flavor. Rogue’s full line of canned cocktails, including Ginger Lime Vodka Mule, Cranberry Elderflower Vodka Soda, and Cucumber Lime Gin Fizz are rolling out now nationally in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans plus the variety pack.

•Austin, Texas-based Lone Star Beer has announced Rio Jade, the brewery’s first seasonal beer. The 4.5% abv brew is a Mexican-style lager made using Texas-grown barley from Blacklands Malt. The beer will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested price of $8. Rio Jade is rolling out now in Texas and will be available in Lone Star’s full distribution footprint in May, remaining in production through the summer. In addition, Lone Star has kicked off the Keep the Lights on Y’all fundraiser, selling t-shirts ($25) to benefit Southern Smoke, an organization assisting restaurants, bars, and distributors.

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