Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 11, 2022January 11, 2022
•Stamford, Connecticut-based US Beverage has acquired Uinta Brewing, Utah’s largest craft brewer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies said in a release that Uinta’s team—from leadership down to daily operations and other staff—will stay in their positions. Uinta, known for its Hop Nosh IPA and Baba Black Lager, among many other releases, will now sit alongside Innis & Gun, Moosehead, and others in US Beverage portfolio.
•Milton, Delaware-based Dogfish Head is launching Where the Wild Hops Are, the first installment of 2022 in its Off-Centered Art Series of beers. Each year the series features label designs from a different artist and this year that role will be filled by Max Mah, a printmaker and illustrator based in Montana. Where the Wild Hops are is an unfiltered IPA brewed with four wild-derived hop varieties. Mahn’s packaging artwork depicts a box trap baited with a large hop amid an overgrown forest. The beer is at 6.5% and was blended with a small quantity of wild ale aged four years in French oak barrels. It’s available now nationwide in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles. Dogfish Head has been part of Boston Beer Co. since 2019.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.