Wednesday November 10 2021 - Bell's Brewery sold! NA Beer Variety pack coming and the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project news

Today I’m drinking Moon Dog by Four Quarters Brewing

Rather than talk about Arby’s fry flavored vodkas, let’s talk about the other big news - Bell's Brewery to be sold to New Belgium Brewing's parent company as founder retires. Australian-based beer company Lion will purchase pioneering the 36-year-old Michigan company. The sale puts Bell's in alignment with Colorado's New Belgium Brewery, which was acquired by Lion in 2019. The word is - you can expect more of the same great beer, values and culture they cherish from Bell’s Brewery - and some bigger and better things in the future too.

Brooklyn Brewery Launches New Non-Alcoholic Beer Variety Pack Nationwide - it will come just in time for “Dry January” in 2022. The Special Effects Variety Pack will include four different non-alcoholic brews, which are: Pils, Hazy IPA, Hoppy Amber, & IPA. The Special Effects Pils and Hazy IPA are both new releases from Brooklyn Brewery and will be exclusively available in the variety pack.

Berkshire Mountain Distillers recently released three new whiskeys sourced from Smuttynose Brewing, Brewery Ommegang, and Captain Lawrence Brewing. It’s part of the ongoing Craft Brewers Whiskey Project , a six-year collaboration that includes the distilling of a dozen beers from a limited collection of Northeast American craft brewers. Last July, the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project was cited in the 2021 US Open Whiskey & Spirits Grand National Championship where Jack’s Abby Smoke & Dagger Whiskey won a Gold Medal.

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