GSN Brews News: November 9th 2021 Edition

Proximo Spirits’ Hangar 1 vodka has entered the RTD market with a new line of Botanical Seltzers. The 3.5% abv brand extension is launching with four flavors—Makrut Lime, Buddha’s Hand Citron, Mandarin Blossom, and Rosé—with all coming in at 72 calories per 12.6-ounce serving without any sugars or carbs. The new seltzers are available exclusively in California with individual bottles retailing for around $4 and 4-packs for $16.

New England neighbors Harpoon Brewery and WhistlePig Whiskey are collaborating on a release for the third year running. Called Harpoon Green Mountain Ryed, it’s a blended New England Rye IPA created by mixing a barrel-aged Imperial Rye Ale with a New England Rye IPA, both of which were brewed with rye from the WhistlePig estate. The Rye Ale was also aged 12 weeks in recently emptied WhistlePig PiggyBack 100% Rye barrels. The end product is a 7% abv hazy IPA available this month only in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft at Harpoon’s Boston and Vermont locations.

Texas-based Austin Eastciders has launched Spiced Peach Cider, a new release the company describes as “cobbler in a can.” The 5% abv cider is flavored with peaches and mulling spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and does not contain any artificial sweeteners. Austin Eastciders Spiced Peach Cider is now available for a limited time on draft, in 12-packs, and in the cidery’s Winter Variety Pack across the company’s 22-state distribution footprint.

Oklahoma’s Coop Ale Works and Sonic Drive-In have expanded their collaborative hard seltzer to six new markets: Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Arizona. Sonic Hard Seltzer features popular flavors from the restaurant’s menu and comes in two variety packs—Tropical (featuring Ocean Water, Melon Medley, Mango Guava, and Orange Pineapple flavors) and Citrus (Cherry Limeade, Original Limeade, Classic Lemonade, and Lemon Berry)—with each can at 5% abv and 100 calories. 

Firestone Walker Brewing Company is launching Cinnamon Dolce Nitro Stout, a new seasonal beer infused with Saigon cinnamon sticks and Madagascar vanilla beans. The base stout is brewed with dark-roasted specialty malts. Rolling out across Firestone Walker’s 22-state footprint, Cinnamon Dolce Nitro Stout is at 6% abv and is debuting in 12-ounce can 6-packs and on draft.

Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with uptown Manhattan’s Harlem Hops to create Harlem Hopes HBCUHomecoming. The porter is aged in Uncle Nearest Bourbon barrels and the can features art by Harlem-born artist Roosevelt “Black Rose” Taylor. The beer is now available on tap and in 16-ounce cans, at Harlem Hops, the Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room, Bierwax, Sampler BK, Camela’s Tasting Room, Draught Industries, Beer Noggin, The Local Nyack, Eddie’s Roadhouse, Mohawk Taproom, Luke’s Lobster, Whitman’s Hudson Yards, and Wolf & Warrior.

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GSN Brews News: September 22nd 2020 Edition

Washington, D.C.-based Atlas Brew Works has released Sunny Honey Saison. The new brew was made using honey harvested from Minnesota-based Bare Honey’s solar farms; these farms are unique in that they use pollinator-friendly plants as ground cover around the solar panels in an effort to support the bee population. Nonprofit Fresh Energy provided the honey. Sunny Honey Saison is available in 750-ml. bottles at Atlas Brew taprooms across D.C.

Richmond, Virginia-based Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has partnered with convenience chain Sheetz on a watermelon wheat ale. Officially called Project Watt-Ahh-Melon Ring, it is available for a limited time exclusively at select Sheetz stores in Virginia and North Carolina. Its name derives from the fact that it was brewed using Sheetz watermelon gummy rings. It’s at 5.3% abv and retails for $8 a 4-pack of 16-ounce cans. Hardywood Park was founded in 2011 and distributes throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Raleigh Triangle area of North Carolina.

Newport, Oregon-based Rogue Ales & Spirits is launching Pineapple Party Punch, a hazy Imperial IPA. Brewed with pineapple and toasted coconut in addition to a citrus-forward hop selection, it is at 8.4% abv and will be released next month on draft and in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. Founded in 1988, Rogue distributes to all 50 states.

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Wasatch Brewery is releasing Great Deceiver Imperial Pilsner. Named for Satan himself, the new brew is at 7% abv and brewed with German Noble Hops to impart floral notes onto a bready malt backing flavor. Great Deceiver launches this month across Wasatch’s 20-state distribution footprint in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans. Founded in 1986, Wasatch is part of the Canarchy Collective of breweries.

Paso Robles, California-based Firestone Walker Brewing Company is reintroducing its Double Jack Double IPA. Originally launched in 2009 and discontinued in 2016, Double Jack is returning due to popular demand after a brief revival in a variety pack last year. The release is triple dry-hopped after four initial hop additions. At 9.5% abv, Double Jack is now available as a limited 6-pack of 12-ounce cans in all Firestone Walker markets.

Portland, Oregon-based Cascade Brewing is debuting new formats for two of its sour ales. Both Pistil Whipped (7.7% abv) and Sang Rouge (7.1% abv) are now available in 12-ounce cans for the first time. Pistil Whipped was originally brewed for the company’s Sour Flower Fest and features late infusions of saffron and chamomile. Sang Rouge was brewed from 2010 to 2015 and is a blend of sour red ales aged in red wine barrels. The new cans are available in singles or and 4-packs at Cascade Brewing’s Barrel House and Lodge locations in Oregon, and in limited distribution.

Rehoboth, Delaware-based Dogfish Head is launching Re-Gen-Ale in partnership with Indigo Agriculture. Releasing just in time for Climate Week, the brew was produced through the Indigo Carbon program, which provides growers with financial incentives to use techniques that store carbon in their soil. Dogfish Head will also purchase more than the amount of carbon credits needed to offset the production of Re-Gen-Ale. The release is available beginning this weekend on draft and in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans, retailing for $17, at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth location.

Pacific City, Oregon-based Pelican Brewing Co. is launching a new year-round addition to its lineup. Cape Crasher IPA is a Pacific Northwest-style IPA at 6.8% abv inspired by Oregon’s rugged coastline and Shore Pine forests. It’s available now in 12-ounce bottles, 6-packs of 12-ounce cans, and on draft at Pelican’s brewpubs and other locations in Oregon. Founded in 1996, Pelican brews 40,000 barrels of beer annually and distributes to six states.

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