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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 14, 2020

December 14, 2020

•Virginia-based Phenomenal Spirits is releasing RY3 Whiskey, a tripart blend. The spirit is made from three whiskies with different mashbills and age statements finished together in vintage rum casks. It is at 50% abv and is available now in Maryland, Delaware, Mississippi, Alabama, and Washington, D.C. and retails for $55 a 750-ml. The company plans to expand to Connecticut, Tennessee, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts early next year. This month the distillery also premiered a private release whiskey program.

•Traverse City, Michigan-based North Peak Brewing Company is relaunching Berserker Imperial Stout after a multi-year hiatus. The 10.1% abv behemoth returns with a tweaked recipe and a Bourbon barrel aged variant. Its flavor profile includes cocoa, dark fruit, currants, and cinnamon. Berserker is available now in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for a limited time throughout Michigan. Bourbon Barrel Berserker will be available on tap at select locations this winter. North Peak Brewing is part of Northern United Brewing Company and distributes throughout the state, with limited distribution elsewhere.

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