GSN Brews News: April 20th 2021 Edition

Cazadores, part of the Bacardi portfolio, is rolling out a new line of Tequila-based canned cocktails. Initially including Margarita, Spicy Margarita, and Paloma offerings, the range is made with Cazadores Blanco Tequila, with each 12-ounce can at 5.9% abv. Cazadores’ new cocktails are debuting nationwide next month, retailing at $15 a 4-pack

GSN Brews News: May 12th 2020 Edition

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based craft player Founders Brewing Co. has announced Marvelroast, the company’s latest taproom brew turned limited national release. The 10% abv Imperial Golden ale is brewed with coffee, vanilla, cocoa, and milk sugar. The ale was particularly popular at the company’s Detroit taproom before going into wider production. Marvelroast will be available nationally beginning in July in 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles for around $10.

Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing has debuted its latest IPA in the Voodoo Ranger series, 1985 Hazy IPA. The 6.7% ale is brewed with Citra, Simcoe, and Cascade hops with mango added to amp up the fruit flavors. The beer is latest in Voodoo Ranger’s rotating series of ales, which, according to the company, have grown into its fifth-largest label overall. Voodoo Ranger 1985 Hazy IPA is rolling out now across the U.S. in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. New Belgium is the fourth-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Kansas City, Missouri’s Boulevard Brewing Company has entered the hard seltzer category with Quirk Spiked and Sparkling. The 4.2% abv seltzers come in at 90 calories and will be available in three flavors: Strawberry, Lemon, & Basil; Blackberry Sage; and Pear Yuzu. The line will be available in select markets throughout the Midwest beginning in June. Boulevard is part of Duvel Moortgat, the fifth-largest craft brewer in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is introducing Social Club Seltzer, a new brand of hard seltzers in classic cocktail flavors. Social Club is being distributed nationally in variety 12-packs and single-flavor 6-packs, with variants including an Old Fashioned, Sidecar, and Gimlet, all at 7% abv and with 150 calories a 12-ounce can. According to the company, “The alcohol comes from a cold-fermentation of sugar combined with purified water and cold-pressed fruits.” AB-InBev also markets hard seltzers under the Bon & Viv, Bud Light, and Natural Light brands.

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GSN Spirited News: April 14th 2020 Edition

Los Angeles, California’s Greenbar Distillery has expanded its portfolio of canned cocktails, launching five new offerings in 20 states across the U.S. The new canned cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alc) are made using spirits and ingredients made in house. The new releases include a 7% abv Single Malt Whiskey + Soda, a 7% abv Coastal Rum + Cola, and an 8% abv City Gin + Tonic, plus the two nonalcoholic drinks, Lavender Bitters + Soda and Orange Bitters + Soda. All five are available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans for $15 for the cocktails and $10 for the non-alcoholic drinks.

Kansas City, Missouri-based Boulevard Brewing Company has released Fling Mojito, a new 100-calorie canned cocktail. The 5% abv drink has only 2 grams of carbs and is made with rum, lime, mint, and other natural flavors. The RTD cocktail will be available in most of Boulevard’s 32-state distribution footprint in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. Mojito is the seventh release in the Fling family, joining Blood Orange Vodka Soda, Cucumber Lime Gin and Tonic, Margarita, Mai Tai, Rye Whiskey Mule, and Bourbon Smash.

Kentucky’s Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced the latest whiskey in its Collaborative Series, a Bourbon finished in Armagnac barrels from Château de Laubade. The 59.2% abv whiskey is a 12-year-old bottling that spent 18 months finishing in the Armagnac barrels. The new Bourbon joins Bardstown’s other Collaborative releases, which have included whiskies finished in beer, brandy, and wine barrels. The whiskey will launch on May 1 and be available for a limited time in select markets for a suggested price of $125 a 750-ml.

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