Oskar Blues Brewery will introduce its first mixed 12-pack this month.
FORT COLLINS, CO—This month, Odell Brewing Co. will release its first variety 12-pack, Montage. The new package will feature two brewery flagships, a seasonal offering, and a new beer, Loose Leaf American Session Ale.
ST. LOUIS—Stella Artois, the best-selling Belgian beer in the world, is introducing Stella Artois Cidre to the surging U.S. cider market.
BOONVILLE, CA—Expanding its first line of bourbon-barrel aged craft beers, Anderson Valley Brewing Co. and Wild Turkey Bourbon announced today that Anderson Valley Brewery has begun bottled production of its Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout.
It’s often said that beer and beards go together, but the new beer from U.K.-based Thornbridge Brewery puts a different light on the combination. The brewery made Four Beards South Pacific Brown Ale in support of the filmmaking group Four Beards, which is making a short film in the Cook Islands.
PORTLAND, OR— Omission Brewing Co. today announced it is adding Omission India Pale Ale (Omission IPA) to its gluten-free beer lineup in Oregon. Omission Brewing is the first craft beer brand in the United States focused exclusively on brewing craft beers with traditional beer ingredients, including malted barley, specially crafted to be gluten-free. Omission IPA hits shelves in Oregon on April 1.
“Omission IPA is the first authentic gluten-free IPA brewed with malted barley to hit the market,” said Joe Casey, Widmer Brothers Brewmaster. “This IPA is brewed in the traditional Northwest IPA style, yet is specially crafted to be gluten-free. The beer uses a generous amount of Summit and Cascade hops giving it a beautiful citrus flavor and aroma.”
“At Omission, we’re constantly innovating, and exploring new opportunities to share our love of craft beer with anyone of legal drinking age, including those with gluten sensitivities,” said Terry Michaelson, CEO of the Craft Brew Alliance and a longtime celiac. “Part of that is experimenting with different beer styles that meet our rigorous gluten-free standards while staying true to our commitment to high-quality craft brewing. Omission IPA hits the mark, and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of our customers in Oregon this spring.”
Omission beers are brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing in Portland, Ore., using an innovative brewing program to ensure that gluten levels in every batch measure well below the widely accepted CODEX gluten-free standard of 20 parts per million (ppm) for food and beverages. Every batch of Omission beer is tested by the brewery and by an independent lab, and all test results are available to consumers at www.omissiontests.com.