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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

•Two Brooklyn, New York-based bar professionals have teamed up with New York Distilling company to bring a new line of canned cocktails to New York and New Jersey. Social Hour, created by Julie Reiner and Tom Macy of the borough’s Clover Club, launches with three varieties: Gin and Tonic (11.5% abv, made with Perry’s Tot gin), Whiskey Mule (10.5% abv, made with Ragtime rye), and Pacific Spritz (8%, Finger Lakes-sourced rosé, grapefruit, passionfruit, sparkling water). The releases are now available in 4-packs of 250-ml. cans for $20.

•Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Company has launched Two Lights into wider distribution. The 6.7% abv lager was initially brewed as part of the company’s pilot system, which takes employee ideas and recipes from development to production. The beer is brewed with Sauvignon Blanc must and is fermented with both lager and Champagne yeast. The brew will initially be available in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and California before rolling out in the rest of Allagash’s distribution footprint throughout August.

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