Ballast Point Brewing is set to launch a pineapple-infused version of its popular Sculpin IPA. Ballast Point’s Pineapple Sculpin is debuting nationally in 12-ounce bottles. The new entry is 7% abv, and will be available year-round.
Cold Spring, Minnesota’s Third Street Brewhouse will roll out newcomers Hop Lift IPA (6.2% abv) and Minnesota Gold Light Lager (3.9% abv). Hop Lift—as well as fellow year-round offerings Lost Trout Brown Ale and Three Way Pale Ale—are launching in four-packs of 16-ounce cans, while Minnesota Gold Light (and the existing Minnesota Gold Lager) will be marketed in 12-packs.
Boston Beer is rolling out a new line of nitro beers under its Samuel Adams brand nationwide. Nitro White Ale (5.5% abv), Nitro IPA (7.5% abv) and Nitro Coffee Stout (5.8% abv) are the first three launches in the Samuel Adams Nitro Project, with more beers expected to follow. The company began experimenting with brewing nitro beers in the 1990s with a Boston Cream Ale and has continued testing different styles and recipes. Nitro Coffee Stout, Nitro IPA and Nitro White Ale are available in four-packs of 15-ounce cans beginning next month for about $8.99-$10.99, with the White Ale also debuting on draft.
Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Company is rolling out Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter, the first seasonal in its Left Hand Nitro Series. Each batch of the 6% abv offering was brewed with 650 pounds of custom Hard Wired coffee. The fourth addition to Left Hand’s nitro bottled series, Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter will be available in six-packs and on draft beginning in February across the company’s 35-state distribution footprint.
Chandler, Arizona-based SanTan Brewing Company is releasing a new spring seasonal, Grapefruit Shandy. The American ale is blended with locally sourced Arizona grapefruit juice, 2-row, wheat and Munich malt and Columbus/CTZ hops. The 4.7%-abv Grapefruit Shandy will be available from February through March on draft and in 12-ounce cans in Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico. Last October, SanTan introduced a new look intended to create a more unified appearance across its line of Southwestern-style ales.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily