MillerCoors is launching a new 2016 “Limited Pick” series under its Redd’s flavored beer franchise. Three specialty Redd’s ales (all 5% abv) will be released over the course of 2016—Cranberry Ale in February, Blueberry Ale in April and Redd’s Ginger Apple Ale in September. A new lineup of ales will be released in 2017. Redd’s Limited Pick offerings will be available while supplies last nationwide in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, 16-ounce cans and in the brand’s variety pack.
Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn is launching its popular winter seasonal, Irish Whiskey Aged Stout. The 7.4%-abv entry, which debuted in 2012, was aged in the company’s Oakerator aging device on American oak infused with Irish whiskey. It’s brewed with A&G ale malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, raw wheat and Super Styrian hops. Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout is available in four-packs of 11.2-ounce bottles for about $9.99 and 5.5-gallon kegs in 22 states.
Escondido, California’s Stone Brewing Co. has introduced Stone Pataskala Red X IPA, a new limited edition seasonal release. Brewed with Mosaic, Amarillo and Cascade hops, Pataskala is also made with a newly-available malt known as Red X, sourced from German malting company Bestmalz. The 7.3%-abv brew is available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft through May across Stone Brewing’s 42-market U.S. footprint.
Boston’s Harpoon Brewery has launched Thunder Foam, the latest expression in its limited edition 100 Barrel Series. The winning recipe from Harpoon’s 2015 Kettle Cup employee brewing competition, Thunder Foam is a 6.8%-abv porter brewed with chili peppers and cocoa nibs. The new entry is currently available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft and marks the 56th installment in Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series, which showcases a different employee recipe every few months.
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