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Summit Brewing Co. to Release Union Series 6: Imperial Russian Stout

Featuring massive malt character from the UK’s Golden Promise and Pearl Brown malts, as well as huge hop additions of two new UK hops — Minstrel and Olicana —Summit Union Series 6: Imperial Russian Stout pours coal black and is finished with a UK Ale yeast for a full mouth feel and a dry, assertive, warming finish.

Ale Asylum Expands Distribution to Minnesota

Ale Asylum, one of Wisconsin’s largest breweries, today announced its plans to launch five of its most sought after brands in Minnesota this winter.

Second Self Beer Brings Back Olde Oyl

Atlanta craft brewery Second Self Beer Co. will release Olde Oyl (11% ABV, 65 IBU), a Russian Imperial Oatmeal Coffee Stout, on November 24th.

Left Hand Files Lawsuit Against White Labs Over Contaminated Yeast

Left Hand Files Lawsuit Against White Labs Over Contaminated Yeast

Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Company has filed a lawsuit against yeast supplier White Labs alleging that the San Diego-based fermentation specialists sold the brewery contaminated brewers yeast, which led to a $2 million recall in 2016.

Republic National Distributing to Merge with Breakthru Beverage

Republic National Distributing to Merge with Breakthru Beverage

In a move that would create a $12 billion beverage alcohol wholesale giant, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) today announced plans to merge with Breakthru Beverage. The two companies have signed a letter of intent to combine assets and operations, according to a press release.

Upland Brewing Releases Crimson and Prim Sour Ales

Crimson and Prim will be available in all of Upland’s distribution areas by mid-November, including new markets Texas, Michigan, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Rocky Mount Mills Launches Brewery Incubator

The Rocky Mount Mills Brewery Incubator, a three-year program, is designed to teach entrepreneurs to brew, learn and proof their concepts while at the same time, helping them to develop a business plan, recruit investment and eventually grow beyond the incubator space.