GSN Brews News: November 2nd 2021 Edition

Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Tattersall Distilling has added a Corpse Reviver #2 to its line of RTD cocktails. The new RTD, the sixth release in Tattersall’s cocktail portfolio, comes in at 30% abv and is made with the distillery’s own gin and absinthe. The new cocktail joins Cosmo Bianco, Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Salty Dog and Bootlegger in the brand’s RTD range and is now available throughout Tattersall’s distribution footprint in 100-ml. bottles.

Southern Comfort, part of the Sazerac portfolio, has released a new Holiday Cocktail pack and an eggnog mixer ahead of the 2021 holiday season. The Holiday Cocktail pack ($25) features 24 50-ml. bottles split between the brand’s original release, its Black offshoot, and its 50% abv variant. The brand has also released two non-alcoholic eggnogs, meant to serve as a cocktail base or as a non-alcoholic drink. The eggnogs retail for $3 and come in Traditional and Vanilla Spice flavors. 

Beam Suntory’s Hornitos Tequila has expanded its line of spirits-based RTDs with a new pineapple-flavored canned cocktail. The 5% abv release has 112 calories per 12-ounce serving and comes in 4-packs of a 12-ounce cans retailing for around $12. The new pineapple flavor follows the RTDs’ launch in March with Lime and Mango seltzers.

Dogfish Head has augmented its lineup of ready-to-drink offerings with two new canned cocktails: Blood Orange & Mango Vodka Crush and Lemon & Lime Gin Crush (both 7% abv). Both are available nationally now in 4-packs of 355-ml. slim cans. The new entries join the existing Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade, Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda, and Cherry Bergamot Whiskey Sour in Dogfish Head’s canned cocktail range.

Ballast Point is releasing fall seasonal Pumpkin Down in 6-packs of 16-ounce cans. The seasonal brew begins with a base of Ballast Point’s Piper Down Scottish Ale, augmented with roasted pumpkin and spice. The 5.8% beer is debuting both in cans and on draft, and will be available at the company’s taprooms as well as Home Brew Mart and online for delivery throughout California.

Guinness has launched Gingerbread Stout, a new limited-release beer, from the Diageo brand’s Maryland-based Open Gate Brewery. The 6% abv stout is made with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Guinness Gingerbread Stout is available for a limited time in 6-packs of 11.2-ounce bottles throughout the mid-Atlantic region and at Open Gate.

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GSN Brews News: March 2nd 2021 Edition

Milton, Delaware-based craft brewer Dogfish Head is launching a line of RTDs from its distilling operation. Dogfish Head Canned Cocktails are debuting with three flavors: Blueberry Shrub Vodka Soda, Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade, and Cherry Bergamot Whiskey Sour, all at 7% abv. All three are made using Dogfish Head Distilling Co. spirits. The new offerings are rolling out now and will be available in 4-packs of 355-ml slim cans within Dogfish Head’s 37-state distribution area.

Brooklyn Brewery is launching Pulp Art Hazy IPA as the newest addition to its core lineup. At 6.5% abv, it was brewed with Citra, Strata, and Simcoe hops and features a Pop Art-inspired label and logo created by drinks design and branding agency Thirst. Pulp Art is the first hazy IPA in Brooklyn Brewery’s year-round stable. It’s rolling out this month across the company’s 30+ state distribution area in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans and 4-packs of 16-ounce cans, as well as in Brooklyn’s new IPA For All variety pack; a 6-pack will retail for $10. Additionally, the variety pack will be the exclusive home of another new release, Parktime IPA (5.7% abv).

San Diego, California-based Ballast Point is launching its first new additions since 2019 with two new labels—Big Gus and Wee Gus—joining the brewery’s year-round portfolio. Big Gus is a clear, dry IPA at 6.5% abv, while Wee Gus is a hoppy lager at 4.2% abv that was originally called Hop Soda due to its clearness and resemblance to tonic water. Both are available now in southern California and Arizona, with Wee Gus priced at $11 a 6-pack and Big Gus at $12.

Nellysford, Virginia’s Bold Rock is entering the lemonade hard seltzer market. Bold Rock Hard Lemonade Seltzer will launch in March in four flavors—Blackberry Lemonade, Blood Orange Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, and Lemonade—all at 5% abv and with 100 calories per 12-ounce can. Bold Rock Hard Lemonade Seltzer will roll out in 12-can variety packs in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Washington DC.

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GSN Brews News: November 3rd 2020 Edition

St. Louis-based brewer Schlafly Beer has launched Wintery Haze, the latest seasonal from the brewery. The 6% abv ale is brewed with malt, oats, wheat, and Idaho 7, Strata, and Sabro hops to create a beer with a thick, opaque haze. Wintery Haze is now available in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans throughout the company’s 14-state distribution footprint and at the Schlafly brewpubs. Six-packs will retail for around $10 nationwide.

San Diego, California-based Ballast Point has announced a number of seasonal releases. First up is annual offering Victory at Sea, an imperial porter brewed with coffee and vanilla that clocks in at 10% abv, available now on draft in all Ballast Point taprooms and in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles. Starting this month the brewery is launching a monthly sour draft program at its Miramar, Little Italy, Home Brew Mart, Anaheim, and Long Beach locations. Kettle sour beer Sour Wench will anchor a lineup that will include flavored Sour Wench variations and a Foeder Sour, to be released when ready. On November 18, the same locations will release the first installment of Ale Nog, a cream ale brewed with nutmeg, lactose, and vanilla, served on nitro at 6.2% abv.

Anchor Brewing Company, based in San Francisco, is launching its 2020 Christmas Ale. This year marks the 46th installment of the limited-edition release and the first from recently appointed brewmaster Tom Riley. Originally brewed as a pale ale, this year’s version is a spiced brown ale clocking in at 7% abv, the highest in Christmas Ale history. The label for this year’s installment features the Three Graces—sequoia trees from the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park. Anchor Christmas Ale is available in gold foil 50.7-ounce magnums as well as 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles, now through January.

San Francisco, California-based 21st Amendment Brewery is releasing Hell or High Mango as a new autumn seasonal release. Brewed with real mangos, it’s a twist on summer seasonal Hell or High Watermelon. Hell or High Mango is a wheat beer bottled at 4.9% abv. Starting at $11 a 6-pack of 12-ounce cans on Drizly, the release is available now throughout 21st Amendment’s 30-state distribution area.

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GSN Presents: “What’s Brewing?” – July 4-8, 2016

Ballast-Point-Orange-Vanilla-Fathom-California-based Ballast Point is introducing a new flavored India Pale Lager (IPL), Orange Vanilla Fathom. Rolling out in 22-ounce bottles and on draft, Orange Vanilla Fathom is a 7%-abv IPL that is billed as a warm weather brew that is reminiscent of “a creamsicle in a glass.” Ballast Point, acquired by Constellation last year for $1 billion, saw depletions rise more than 60% in Constellation’s recently completed first quarter, ended in May.

BellsRoundhouseIndiaRedAleMichigan-based Bell’s Brewery is set to debut its Roundhouse India Red Ale in 12-ounce cans this fall. First launched in 2009, Roadhouse—which is brewed with Michigan honey—was previously only available on draft. The hop-forward ale will be sold in canned six-packs starting in September across Bell’s 28-state footprint. Bell’s is the seventh-largest craft brewer nationwide, according to the Brewers Association.

pr-breckenridge-imp-white-ipaLittleton, Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery, which was recently acquired by AB InBev, has unveiled Imperial White IPA, the inaugural entry in its new innovation-driven Brewery Lane Series. Made with Belgian yeast and Citra and Amarillo hops, Imperial White IPA is packaged in a 750-ml. cork-and-cage bottle and will roll out across Breckenridge’s 35-state distribution territory. The limited edition offering will be available for several months, with a second Brewery Lane expression to follow.

townbeach-e1437054808951Narragansett Beer has released summer seasonal Town Beach IPA, a 4.7% abv session IPA. Town Beach IPA is brewed with pale, cara pils and wheat malts, and Pacific Gem, Green Bullet, nugget, and EKG hops, then dry-hopped with citra hops. It’s rolling out from now through the end of summer in six-packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans ($9-$10) throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia, as well as Portland, Oregon and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Schlafly-Hop-Trial-Smash-PackSt. Louis-based Schlafly Beer is rolling out a new variety pack highlighting four different experimental hop varieties that play off of the same base beer. The Hop Trial SMaSH (single malt and single hop) pack features three bottles each of brews made with Hallertau Blanc, Bramling Cross, Enigma and Eureka hops. The Hop Trial pack is available across Schlafly’s distribution footprint, retailing at about $14. Schlafly, which is present in 15 U.S. markets, has a current capacity of 60,000 barrels, and recently announced an expansion that will boost that total to 90,000 barrels by next year.

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