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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

•Firestone Walker is rolling out two new barrel-aged cocktail beers from its Vintage Series program this month—Tequila Barrel Sunrise and Mezca-limón. They’re debuting in all Firestone Walker markets in individually boxed 12-ounce bottles. The Mezca-limón is based on a beer brewed with agave, chile peppers, flaked corn and sea salt, aged mainly in mezcal barrels with a portion matured in orange bitters barrels, and finished with zested lime. The Tequila Sunrise starts with Helldorado blonde barleywine aged in Extra Añejo Tequila barrels, blended with small lots matured in cherry and orange bitters barrels, and finally infused with orange zest and hibiscus.

•Ninkasi Brewing Company has launched Hazematic Hazy IPA, available exclusively in 12-ounce cans in The G.O.A.T. Pack variety pack and on draft throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint. Hazematic replaces Juicy Domination in The G.O.A.T. Pack lineup, with Juicy Domination now available in its own 6-pack. The 6.9% abv offering is made with Crystal, Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Chinook, and Galaxy hops and is launching across Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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