Maine’s Allagash Brewing is debuting Little Grove Freshly Pressed Apples & Cranberry, a lightly sparkling fruited ale brewed with cranberries and blended with the juice of freshly pressed apples. The 4% abv offering has 100 calories a can and joins the existing Blackberry flavor in Allagash’s line of Little Grove sparkling fruited ales. It’s now available in 6-packs of 12 ounce cans throughout Allagash’s full 18-state distribution footprint.
Captain Morgan rum is targeting the rising RTD cocktail category with a new line of Captain’s Cocktails. Launching with three flavors, Captain’s Cocktails come in Tropical Punch, Mai Tai (both 13% abv), and Long Island Iced Tea (17% abv). Unlike many RTD lines, Captain Morgan will eschew individual 12-ounce cans for Captain’s Cocktails, opting instead to market 1.75-liter bottles (all $20 a bottle) that consumers pour over ice.
Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Western Spirits has released Ten Ball, a new line of malt-based canned cocktails. The initial lineup has five flavors—Grape Smash, Mango Margarita, Tropical Bahama Mama, Watermelon Smash, and Spiked Lemonade—with all available in 8-, 16-, and 24-ounce cans for $1, $2, and $3, respectively. As the brand’s name suggests, all five are at 10% abv. Ten Ball is starting with a targeted launch in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Jackson, and Philadelphia throughout the rest of the year.
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