GSN Brews News: August 31st 2021 Edition

Novo Fogo Cachaça is bolstering its line of canned cocktails with a new Brazilian Old Fashioned Highball RTD. It’s made with Novo Fogo’s one-year aged Chameleon cachaça, making it the first canned cocktail in the brand’s lineup to contain an aged spirit, along with vanilla syrup, orange and aromatic bitters, water, and carbonation. Following in the footsteps of Novo Fogo’s Sparkling Caipirinha RTD line, launched in 2017, the Old Fashioned Highball is at 9% abv and is available nationwide for $3 a 200-ml can or $12 a 4-pack.

Boston, Massachusetts’ Harpoon Brewery is continuing its partnership with Dunkin’ and will release three collaborative beers this fall. The three new releases—Blueberry Matcha IPA (6.6% abv), Maple Crème Blonde Ale (5.5%), and Midnight American Porter (6%)—will join the companies’ prior collaboration, Harpoon Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte Ale. The new beers will be available staring in September throughout Harpoon’s distribution footprint in a new variety 12-pack.

Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing is launching Orange Scream Hazy IPA, the inaugural release of its new One Batch Dispatch Series. Inspired by creamsicle popsicles, Orange Scream is brewed with orange and vanilla to weigh in at 8.8% abv. On sale September 2, it’s a highly limited release, as all installments in the One Batch Dispatch Series will be, because each beer will be brewed just once and be made available only at Stone locations and online. The Dispatch Series will initially ship only to California, followed by Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Washington D.C, with others coming afterward.

Lucas Bols has introduced Bols Ready to Enjoy Cocktails, a new line of RTDs soon to be available in 200-ml. tubes as well as 375-ml. bottles. The new cocktails come in four varieties—Margarita Azul (14.9% abv), Espresso Martini (14.9% abv), Red Light Negroni (21.9% abv), and Very Old Fashioned (30% abv)—and are made with Bols spirits and liqueurs plus added natural flavors. The new line will launch in the fall with 200-ml. tubes retailing for around $7 and 375-ml. bottles going for around $13.

Minnesota-based Indeed Brewing Co. is introducing Boon hard kombucha in cans. Indeed originally released Boon Blueberry Basil on draft in its Minneapolis and Milwaukee taprooms in January, where it received overwhelmingly positive feedback from patrons. Boon (8.2% abv) will be debuting in cans in the Twin Cities area starting August 30, with Wisconsin distribution to follow. Indeed’s portfolio is anchored by its flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale, and also includes newer offerings like Flavorwave IPA and Mexican Honey Light, as well as a Wooden Soul series of wild, sour, and barrel-aged beers.

Comstock, Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery is releasing Rind Over Matter, the first official release in its new Wheat Series. It’s an American Wheat Ale brewed with lemon and orange zest at 5% abv. Available now across Bell’s Brewery’s distribution footprint, supplies will last through October when it will be followed by Belgian-inspired Bright White in November.

Blue Moon Brewing Company is joining the explosive hazy beer category with its new release Moon Haze. Brewed with dried whole oranges, it’s the first nationally released pale ale from Blue Moon, as the company’s flagship release is a wheat beer. Moon Haze is at 5.7% abv and is available now nationwide in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. 

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

GSN Presents: “What’s Brewing?” – July 25-29, 2016

gotbeer1280jpg-6ab0d3_1280wCooperstown, New York’s Brewery Ommegang will launch a new beer in its Game of Thrones series on October 10. The new entry, Valar Dohaeris Tripel Ale, is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts as well as oats and flaked barley and is at 9% abv. It will be offered in 750-ml. bottles retailing at around $10, and paired alongside sister brew Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale (8% abv) in a commemorative gift pack positioned at $23. Brewery Ommegang, which is part of Duvel USA, has a footprint of 46 states.

image_thumbEugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company is adding Hop Cooler IPA to its year-round Flagship Series. Hop Cooler (7.2% abv) is brewed with sweet orange and tangerine peel, as well as Equinox, Simcoe, Amarillo and Citra hops. It’s available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles, 22-ounce bottles and on draft across Ninkasi’s distribution network. Ninkasi’s other flagship beers include Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA and Easy Way IPA, among others.

BellsOctoberfest12ozBottleComstock, Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery is bringing back its Octoberfest fall seasonal next month for the first time in five years. The session lager (5.5% abv) will be available in six- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout Bell’s distribution footprint of 29 states and Washington D.C.

CoUOwHdXYAEzDqiWisconsin-based craft brewer Ale Asylum is gearing up to release its first packaged lager, Oktillian Oktoberfest. Oktillian is at 6% abv and will be rolling out on draft and in 12-ounce bottle six-packs. Ale Asylum is also re-releasing 8.8%-abv Double IPA Satisfaction Jackson on draft and in six-pack format. Both brews will launch in Wisconsin and Illinois on August 1 and are expected to be available through October.

Narragansett-Lovecraft-White-IPA-canProvidence, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Beer is releasing a new beer in its Lovecraft Series, White Ship White IPA. The 6.8%-abv, Belgian-style white IPA is brewed with four types of American and Belgian malts, along with El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Narragansett’s White Ship White IPA is available in six-packs of 16-ounce cans retailing at about $12-$13. It’s launching throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon and Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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.

All information courtesy of Shanken News Daily