San Diego-based Alpine Beer Company is rolling out its Willy Vanilly American wheat ale nationwide. Formerly a draft-only option at Alpine’s tasting room and restaurant, the vanilla-spiced ale will now be available year-round in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft. Alpine’s other year-round, packaged offerings include Duet IPA, Hoppy Birthday Pale Ale, Mandarin Nectar Orange Blossom Honey Ale with Orange Zest and Coriander, and Pure Hoppiness Double IPA. Alpine was acquired by fellow San Diego brewer Green Flash in 2014.
Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing is set to distribute its year-round Prima Pils label in cans for the first time this summer. Previously available only in bottles and on draft, Prima Pils is rolling out in 12-ounce cans across Victory’s 37-state footprint, retailing at $9.99 a six-pack. In addition to the new cans, Prima Pils is getting refreshed labeling across its bottles and tap handles, which puts emphasis on its “Perfection since 1996” tagline.
Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery is rolling out its newest year-round offering, Mango Mosaic Pale Ale. The 5.5%-abv release, which features Mosaic hops, will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout all 35 states where the company’s brands are distributed. Breckenridge’s portfolio also includes Vanilla Porter, Avalanche Amber Ale, Agave Wheat, 471 Double IPA and Breck IPA, as well as seasonal offerings, barrel-aged beers and the newly announced nitro canned series.
Texas-based Independence Brewing is introducing Liberty Lunch IPA, a new seasonal brew honoring the famed Austin music venue of the same name. A 5.5% abv beer brewed and dry-hopped with Citra, Lemondrop, and Mosaic hops, Liberty Lunch IPA is being distributed throughout the summer on draft and in six-packs of cans in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth.
Warsteiner USA is debuting a Grapefruit Radler extension of its namesake beer brand. The 2.5% abv Grapefruit offering is launching in four-packs of 16.9-ounce cans and 11.2-ounce bottles. Warsteiner says the newcomer may be consumed on its own or as a component in summer cocktails.
Seattle’s Rainier Brewing Company, part of Pabst Brewing Co., is set to introduce its first new beer in nearly two decades, Pale Mountain Ale. Produced at Craft Brew Alliance’s Woodinville, Washington brewery from two-row barley and Yakima Valley hops, Rainier’s Pale Mountain Ale is launching both on- and off-premise in 16-ounce bottles and on draft in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Northern California. A six-pack will retail at around $12.
Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company is adding a Blueberry Wheat beer to its Harvest Series. A summer seasonal available June through September, Abita Blueberry Wheat is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts and hopped with German Perle hops, with Louisiana blueberry juice added. Blueberry Wheat (4.4% abv) joins Strawberry Lager (4.2% abv) in Abita’s seasonal Harvest Series.
Hood River, Oregon-based Full Sail Brewing Company is rolling out Brewmaster Reserve Capsize Imperial Pilsner this summer. The 7%-abv offering is brewed with Cascade, Crystal and Citra hops. Brewmaster Reserve Capsize Imperial Pilsner is available June through October in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.
St. Paul, Minnesota-based Summit Brewing Company is releasing Zingiber Cream Ale as part of its Unchained Series. The limited release is billed as an ale-lager hybrid featuring organic Hawaiian ginger with Sterling and Mt. Hood hops. Zingiber Cream Ale (5.3% abv) is available on draft and in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. Summit Brewing’s lineup—which includes seven year-round beers, four seasonals, the Unchained Series and 30th Anniversary Series—is currently available in 14 states.
Ninkasi Brewing Company, based in Eugene, Oregon, is set to debut N10 Imperial Blended Ale, a limited-edition offering, next month. Created as part of Ninkasi’s 10th anniversary celebration, N10 is a 10% abv blend of 50% Imperial Stout, 10% Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, 12.5% Imperial Total Domination IPA, 12.5% Imperial Maiden the Shade IPA and 15% Critical Hit Barleywine. N10 Imperial Blended Ale is rolling out in 22-ounce bottles across Ninkasi’s distribution territory.
All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily