Providence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer has released this year’s Del’s Shandy variety pack, the latest collaboration between the brewery and the frozen lemonade maker. This year’s box contains four 12-ounce cans each of the original Lemon Shandy and Del’s Watermelon Shandy, and also marks the return of Del’s Black Cherry Shandy. All three brews are at 4.7% abv and will be available on the eastern seaboard from North Carolina on up, as well as in Kentucky and Ohio. The 12-pack retails for between $17 and $19, depending on the market.
Don Sebastiani & Sons’ Flybird Cocktails, a line of agave wine-based RTDs, has added two new flavors and now offers two of its original releases in cans. The new flavors—Piña Colada and Mojito—come in at 15% abv and are available in 750-ml. bottles for around $13 each, joining Passion Fruit, Watermelon Cucumber, Blood Orange, Prickly Pear, and Paloma, plus Baja Lime and Strawberry Margaritas in the brand’s portfolio. Additionally, the brand has released Flybird cans, 8.45-ounce versions of its Margaritas at 9% abv.
Constellation Brands has launched Svedka Tropics Tea Spritz, a new line of spirits-based RTDs. The line is kicking off with three flavors—Pineapple Guava, Raspberry Kiwi, and Orange Mango—all made with tea, fruit flavors, sparkling water, and vodka. The trio are canned at 5% abv and come in an 8-can variety pack (four Pineapple Guava and two each of the other two) and 4-packs of individual flavors for around $20 and $13, respectively, with individual cans carrying a suggested price of $3. Svedka’s new RTDs are now available across the U.S.
Diageo and Sean “Diddy” Combs have announced the launch of Cîroc Vodka Spritz. It’s the brand’s first step into the ready-to-drink space. The new line will comprise four flavors initially: Watermelon Kiwi, Sunset Citrus, Pineapple Passion, and Colada, all at 7% abv. Cîroc Vodka Spritz will be a permanent addition to the brand’s portfolio and will be on shelves nationwide beginning April 1, priced at $17 a 4-pack.
Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, part of the Boston Beer Company, has launched Mandarin & Mango Crush, the latest release in the brewery’s Off-Centered Art Series. The 6% abv fruit beer is made with its namesake fruits and is inspired by the Crush cocktail. The bottles feature art from Missoula, Montana’s Max Mahn and the beer is available in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles nationwide. In addition, the brewery has released the latest batch of its 120 Minute IPA in 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
Constellation Brands has introduced a new boxed cocktail brand, Next Round Cocktails. Made from wine and real fruit juice, Next Round is debuting with Salted Lime Margarita (13.5% abv) and Strawberry Lime Sangria (10% abv) expressions. The new brand is rolling out across major retailers nationwide in a 1.5-liter bag-in-box format retailing at approximately $17 and a 500-ml. Tetra box positioned at $6.
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