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The James E. Pepper whiskey brand of the Georgetown Trading Co. has partnered with a craft brewery to create its own recipe and label for an American brown ale aged in freshly dumped barrels previously used for its James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey. The final product is a rich and flavorful barrel-aged beer, but also one that was a bit smoother and more drinkable than some of the heavier barrel-aged porters and stouts in the market – a barrel-aged beer that could be enjoyed year round and that pairs well with a glass of rye whiskey, the company says. Now available in limited quantities in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Washington; Oregon; and California, James E. Pepper 1776 Ale, is 10.4 percent alcohol by volume  and has a suggested retail price of $12.99 for a 22-ounce bottle.

Georgetown Trading Co., Washington, D.C.
Distribution: Select markets