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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

•Vermont-based Citizen Cider is launching a new range of hard seltzers. Citizen Seltzer is debuting in three varieties—Apple All Day, Ginger Love, and Lemon Spritz—across Citizen’s 14-state footprint. Made using only local ingredients from Vermont, the new offerings are at 5% abv and come in at 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of sugar a 16-ounce can. A mixed pack will join the launch starting next month. Citizen’s core cider range includes the traditional semi-dry Unified Press, ginger-infused The Dirty Mayor, dry-hopped The Lake Hopper, and dry ale-style Wit’s Up varieties.

•Fifco USA has sold Magic Hat’s South Burlington, Vermont brewery to Zero Gravity Craft Brewery. The deal includes the brewery location and equipment and is expected to close on July 1, pending regulatory approval. Current production employees may be hired by Zero Gravity as it takes over the space. Magic Hat has deep roots in Burlington, having been founded there by Alan Newman 26 years ago. The brand, known for its No. 9 beer, will now be brewed at Fifco’s facility in Rochester, New York. The Fifco USA portfolio also includes Genesee, Portland Brewing Company, and Pyramid Brewing Company, among other brands.

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