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News Briefs for December 29, 2021

December 29, 2021

•Diageo’s Bulleit whiskey brand has teamed up with Kentucky-based West Sixth Brewing to create Bourbon Barrel Brownie, a limited edition offering marrying the brewery’s beer and Bulleit Bourbon. The Imperial brown ale comes in at 10.5% abv and is matured in ex-Bulleit barrels with added cocoa nibs. Bourbon Barrel Brownie is available for a limited time in four-packs of 12-ounce cans in Northern Kentucky for a suggested price of $12.

•Kailua-Kona, Hawaii’s Ola Brew has named Jason Pond as COO. The nearly four-year-old brewery is adding Pond to the team ahead of a year of planned growth and expansion, with the company targeting 20,000 barrels (up from its current production of 15,000) for 2022. Pond joins Ola with substantial industry experience, including time at Oskar Blues, Firestone Walker, BrewDog, and, most recently, Hangar 24, where he served as vice president of brewing operations.

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