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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for August 2, 2021

August 2, 2021

•Harridan, a New York-based vodka, has made its debut with distribution handled by Park Street. The spirit is distilled from New York-grown corn at Ovid, New York’s Myer Farm and bottled at 44% abv. Brand founder Bridgette Taylor chose the name and proof in tribute to women who have been denigrated for being too bold. Harridan is now available in 48 states and through e-commerce services like Drizly and ReserveBar with a suggested price of $60 a 750-ml.

•Milton, Delaware-based Dogfish Head Distilling Co. is launching its first single malt whiskey, called Let’s Get Lost. Distilled from a custom blend of malted barley and aged for more than three years in charred oak barrels, it’s available now in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. Dogfish Head shared early samples of the 51% abv expression last holiday season, leading Whiskey Advocate to give it 92-point rating. Dogfish Head was acquired by Boston Beer Co. in 2019.

•Portland, Maine-based Shipyard Brewing Co. is launching Pumpkinhead Hard Seltzer as a spin-off of its popular Pumpkinhead Ale. Boasting pumpkin pie flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, the new seltzer is at 5% abv. It’s being brewed in small batches and, though available now, is strictly allocated and is intended as a tease for Pumpkinhead Ale, available September through November. Shipyard has been in business since 1994.

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