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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 22, 2020

December 23, 2020

•Buena Vista, Colorado-based distiller Deerhammer has unveiled the second bottling in its Progeny specialty spirits series, a collaboration with Denver-based brewer Crooked Stave. The new offering, Cask Savant (50% abv), began as Crooked Stave’s hoppy brett beer Hop Savant, and was rested in heavy toast light char American oak casks. “To our knowledge this is the very first example of a spirit born from a 100% Brettanomyces yeast fermentation,” says Deerhammer founder and head distiller Lenny Eckstein. Cask Savant retails at $70 and is available at select Colorado retailers. Known for American single malt whiskey, Deerhammer’s range also includes Whitewater Whiskey, Buena Vista Brandy, and Dutch Style Gin.

•Michigan-based Perrin Brewing has launched winter seasonal Coffee Latte Brown Ale. The 5.8% abv brew is made with Germack Coffee’s I-75 blend and includes milk sugar to lend creaminess to the blend. Coffee Latte Brown Ale is rolling out across Michigan in 6-packs and 15-packs of 12-ounce cans. Part of the Canarchy craft brewing collective, Perrin has annual production of 25,000 barrels.

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