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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

•Colorado-based Laws Whiskey House has partnered with Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) for distribution in Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. With the addition of these five markets, Laws Whiskey is now available in seven of the top 10 whiskey markets in the country. Known for its Four Grain Straight Bourbon and San Luis Valley Straight Rye, as well as corresponding Bottled-in-Bond expressions, Laws has a tasting room in Denver’s Gates neighborhood.

•San Diego, California-based JuneShine is launching a spinoff to its line of hard kombuchas. Called JuneShine100, the new drinks offer the benefit of containing only 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar per 12-ounce can. While JuneShine’s original lineup is at 6% abv, JuneShine100’s two launch flavors, Pineapple Orange and Hibiscus Lime, both are at 4.2% abv. The new offerings retail for a suggested $15 a 6-pack and are available in select retailers nationwide, with next-day delivery available now in California, Nevada, and New York, with Oregon and Virginia to be added in the near future.

•Pabst has relaunched Pearl xXx, a San Antonio, Texas-based heritage beer brand tracing its history back to the late 19th century. The 3.8% abv lager is brewed with Pilsen malt, caramel malt, and wheat, with its package design inspired by the beer’s original packaging. Pearl xXx is rolling out now in Texas, with wider distribution to follow in June.

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