Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Co. is adding two new offerings to its year-round portfolio—Green Blaze IPA and Cranberry Gose. Green Blaze (6.5% abv) is an American IPA brewed with Mosaic, Equinox, Columbus and Chinook hops that is replacing the company’s English-style IPA in the core lineup. Cranberry Gose is brewed with cranberries from Massachusetts’ Bluewater Farms. Both Cranberry Gose and Green Blaze will be available year-round on draft and in 12-ounce bottles throughout the company’s distribution footprint.
Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Company is introducing its Little Brett beer—brewed with wild yeast Brettanomyces—in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles for the first time. Made with Allagash’s house strain of Brettanomyces, Little Brett is dry-hopped with Mosaic hops. Little Brett (4.8% abv) was created a few years ago as part of the Allagash Brewing pilot project, in which employees have the opportunity to create new beers on a 10-gallon pilot system
High Heel Brewing—a new craft brewery specializing in female-targeted beers—is launching its first two brews in Florida this summer. Founded by master brewer Kristi McGuire, St. Louis-based High Heel has partnered with contract brewer Brew Hub to produce Slingback, a 5.4%-abv Perry Ale, and Too Hop’d To Handle, an 8.4%-abv American IPA. The pair will be brewed at Brew Hub’s Lakeland, Florida-based facility, packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles. High Heel’s portfolio will initially be available throughout Florida, distributed by Republic National Distributing Co., as well as at Brew Hub’s Lakeland tasting room.
Hawaii-based Kona Brewing Company, part of the Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), is introducing blonde ale Lemongrass Luau ahead of the summer season. Brewed with lemongrass and ginger, the new entry is part of Kona’s Aloha Series of specialty releases brewed with Hawaii-inspired ingredients. Lemongrass Luau (5% abv) will be available in six-packs and on draft.
St. Louis’ Schlafly Beer is introducing a new America IPA as part of its rotating seasonal IPA program. The new entry is made with U.S.-grown hops from Oregon and Washington farms. The American IPA (7.2% abv) follows Schlafly’s special releases Farmhouse IPA and Tasmanian IPA, and will be available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($10.99) throughout the company’s distribution network through September.
The Bronx Brewery is rolling out its seasonal Summer Pale Ale in a new format, six-packs of 12-ounce cans. With distribution across the New York tri-state area, Bronx’s new Summer Pale Ale six-packs retail at $9.99 to $11.99 depending on the market. Brewed with citrus hops and dried lemon peel, the seasonal brew is inspired by master brewer Damian Brown’s years of living in Germany drinking radler beers.
California-based craft brewers Russian River Brewing Co. and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. have collaborated on the new release STiVO, a blend of their respective pilsner offerings. Russian River owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo worked with Firestone Walker’s brewmaster Matt Brynildson on STiVO Keller Pils (6.3% abv), which is brewed with German Saphir and Alsatian Aramis hops. The collaborative pilsner is available on draft for a limited time across Firestone Walker’s distribution footprint.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily