GSN Brews News: March 1st 2022 Edition

Boston Beer Co. has introduced Hard Mtn Dew, its collaboration with PepsiCo. Debuting in Florida, Iowa, and Tennessee, the 5% abv line initially includes Original Mtn Dew, Baja Blast, Black Cherry, and Watermelon flavors with no caffeine or added sugar and 100 calories per serving. Boston Beer is producing the brand—which is launching in 24-ounce cans and mixed 12 packs of 12-ounce cans.

Shiner Beer has released Strawberry Blonde, a new brew made with strawberries from Poteet, Texas. In addition to strawberries, the 4.3% abv lager is brewed with nugget hops and two row, Munich, caramel, and wheat malts. Shiner Strawberry Blonde is now available in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles for around $9 and $15, respectively. 

Oregon-based 2 Towns Ciderhouse has announced Craftwell Cocktails, a new line including Pineapple Margarita, Grapefruit Paloma, Blueberry Cosmo, and Strawberry Margarita offerings. Each is 10.5% abv and will be available in 12-ounce cans at retail stores, bars, and restaurants beginning March 1 in Oregon and Washington. 2 Towns’ flagship ciders include Blueberry, Tropical, Cosmic Crisp, Brightcider, and Pacific Pineapple, among others.

Austin, Texas-based BeatBox Beverages has added a new flavor, Juicy Mango, to its lineup of wine-based RTDs. The new addition, the brand’s eighth flavor, will be available in both BeatBox’s flagship 11.1% abv line and its 6% abv zero sugar line. Juicy Mango will be rolling out across BeatBox’s distribution footprint this month in 500-ml. Tetra Paks.

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GSN Brews News: September 7th 2021 Edition

Corvallis, Oregon-based 2 Towns Ciderhouse is launching an array of ciders in 19-ounce cans. The first to market in the new format is Strawberade, a 6.5% abv pink lemonade cider made with California Meyer lemons along with strawberries and apples from the Pacific Northwest. Strawberade is joined in 19-ounce cans by OutCider, 2 Towns’ unfiltered release made with Jonagold apples and at 5% abv. The new packaging options will be available throughout the cidery’s west coast distribution area that also includes Minnesota.

Austin, Texas-based Canteen Spirits has launched a new line of gin-based canned cocktails. Canteen’s Gin Spritzes come in three flavors—Blossom Gin Spritz with hibiscus and lime, Citrus Gin Spritz with lemon and cucumber, and Ruby Gin Spritz with grapefruit and rosemary—all at 5% abv and available in variety 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and as individual cans.

Vermont-based Lawson’s Finest Liquids has released Kiwi Double IPA in its 9-state distribution footprint. The 8.1% abv ale is brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Jade hops and was previously a taproom exclusive offering. The beer is part of Lawson’s specialty release series and will be available in September and October. Lawson’s beers are sold in Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

Baltimore, Maryland-based DuClaw Brewing Company is releasing Lemonade Stand by Me, a hopped sour made with raspberries and Meyer lemon puree. The label features a lemonade stand design and a QR code that can be scanned to access a music playlist to accompany the beverage. It’s at 7.1% abv and is available now in 12-ounce cans and on draft at select locations across DuClaw’s 22-state distribution area. 

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GSN Brews News: July 7th 2020 Edition

Portland, Oregon’s Cascade Brewing Company has launched Patio Paradise, a new sour ale. The 5.5% abv wheat ale is aged in oak for up to 10 months and infused with grapefruit zest, basil, coriander, and sea salt. The brew is available on draft and in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans at Cascade’s Portland locations as well as throughout its distribution footprint. The brewery has also announced a new series called Sour Slushies. The drinks are made from Cascade’s ales blended with fruit juice and served frozen. The Slushies launch on July 8 and will be available at the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and through the brewery’s online store.

White Plains, New York-based Paulaner USA has launched Grapefruit Radler in the U.S. The 2.5% abv beer is a 50-50 blend of Paulaner’s München Lager and a grapefruit infusion. The beer is rolling out now in 4-packs of 16.9-ounce cans. It joins the rest of the Paulaner family of beers, including Hefe-Weizen, Oktoberfest Märzen, and Oktoberfest Bier, among others.

Oregon’s 2 Towns Ciderhouse has introduced Good Limes Roll, a new offering made with fresh-pressed Northwest apples and blended with key limes and organic blue agave nectar. The 5.6% abv cider is rolling out in 500-ml. bottles and kegs across Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, and Arizona. 2 Towns’ core ciders include Brightcider, Pacific Pineapple, Easy Squeezy Raspberry Lemonade cider, and Prickly Pearadise prickly pear cider, among others.

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GSN Brews News: April 7th 2020 Edition

Oregon-based 2 Towns Ciderhouse has added a Clementine + Grapefruit expression to its SeekOut Hard Seltzer range. The newcomer is at 5% abv and has 100 calories a serving. It’s rolling out now to nine states throughout the West and Midwest in six-packs of cans as well as in 12-can variety packs with other SeekOut flavors like Pineapple + Passion Fruit, Cucumber + Juniper, Key Lime + Mint, and Raspberry + Meyer Lemon. 2 Towns produced approximately 100,000 cases of SeekOut from March through December of last year.

New Jersey’s Cape May Brewing Company has added Crushin’ It IPA to their summer offerings. The 8% abv ale is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca hops and orange juice, evoking the flavors of the Orange Crush cocktail. This is the first wide release for Crushin’ It; previously the beer was only available as a limited release from the brewery’s taproom. The beer is currently available at the Cape May Brewing Boutique in growlers to go and will be available in cans throughout the state beginning on April 8.

AB-InBev’s Hoegaarden has launched a new limited edition offering paying tribute to Washington, D.C.’s blooming cherry blossoms. Hoegaarden Cherry Blossom comes in at 5.6% abv and is a wheat beer infused with botanicals making for a tart and slightly sweet springtime brew. The beer is exclusive to Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and is now available in 4-packs of 16-ounce bottles. Hoegaarden Cherry Blossom retails for around $10 a 4-pack.

Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery has kicked off its 2020 lineup of barrel-aged beers and launched the first member of the class to retailers across the U.S. The first release is All Monde, a 12.5% abv Imperial stout aged for nine months in ex-Bourbon barrels before infusing (via circulator) with almonds and vanilla. The brew is rolling out now across the U.S. in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans for a limited time. Three more barrel-aged beers will follow in the 2020 series throughout the year.

St. Paul, Minnesota-based Summit Brewing is introducing a new summer seasonal, Cabin Crusher Kölsch-Style Ale with Lime. The 4.8% abv brew includes Northern Brewer, Loral, and Lemon Drop hops and is brewed with Kölsch yeast. It’s available now in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans, and 16-ounce cans. It will also be available on draft at select locations looking ahead. Summit’s distribution territory includes Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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