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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020

•Portland, Oregon-based Freeland Spirits is expanding into three new markets, including Florida, New York, and Illinois. In Florida and New York, Freeland is partnering with online distributor LibDib, while in Illinois it’s launching via online retailer Spirit Hub and distributor H2Vino. The new entries build on Freeland’s existing distribution footprint of Oregon, California (handled by Epic Wines & Spirits), and Washington (American Northwest Distributors). Founded by Jill Kuehler in 2017, Freeland’s range includes eponymous gin ($40), Bourbon ($54), and Genever-inspired Geneva ($53) offerings.

•Oregon’s 2 Towns Ciderhouse has introduced Good Limes Roll, a new offering made with fresh-pressed Northwest apples and blended with key limes and organic blue agave nectar. The 5.6% abv cider is rolling out in 500-ml. bottles and kegs across Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, and Arizona. 2 Towns’ core ciders include Brightcider, Pacific Pineapple, Easy Squeezy Raspberry Lemonade cider, and Prickly Pearadise prickly pear cider, among others.

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