Conquest bottles Brutus, plans dark beer takeover Black Friday

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As far as Columbia beer goes, Conquest is renowned for its darker offerings, including their Harlequin spiced imperial stout and The Finisher, its 17.5% anniversary imperial stout (which returns Jan. 24). But just as popular is Brutus, a 12.6% imperial stout first released earlier this year that will return to taps beginning this week and – for the first time – in bottles as well.

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Alpine acquired by Green Flash; SC distribution possible

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In a surprise announcement this morning, San Diego-based Green Flashing Brewing Co. said it had acquired Alpine Beer Co., a much-hyped California brewery available only in the Golden State, with the two breweries striking a mutual production agreement. It’s is one that could bring much wider distribution for Alpine, including to South Carolina.

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