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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

•Chico, California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is releasing Big Little Thing Imperial IPA, a new brew. It will join the company’s year-round line-up. At 9% abv, it boasts tropical hop flavors of mango, grapefruit, and tangerine. It’s available now nationwide on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans. Sierra Nevada is the third-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Impact Databank, at 14.7 million cases in 2020 (+7.2%).

•Atlanta-based ASW Distillery has partnered with mixed-use entertainment center The Battery Atlanta for its third location in the city. Opening March 27, the new, 4,914-square-foot site will feature a tasting room, a hybrid still for production of gin and vodka, a small batch bottling line, and a private events space. The distillery’s new facility will also offer an extensive cocktail program, which will focus in part on guest education as it pertains to making cocktails and the history behind them. Two new spirits—Bustletown vodka and Winterville gin—will be distilled on-site at The Battery Atlanta, joining the Fiddler Unison Bourbon, Duality Double Malt whiskey, and more in the ASW lineup.

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