Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing Company announced the release of Nowaday Blonde Ale, proceeds from which will go to Covid-19 relief efforts. Now available in Maine and rolling out soon to Allagash’s full footprint, Nowaday is a Belgian-style blonde ale at 5.5% abv. For any 4-pack of Nowaday purchased in Maine, 100% of the profits will be donated to the state’s Good Shepherd Food Bank, which partners with more than 450 agencies throughout the state. Nowaday is available through Allagash’s home beer delivery service and curbside pickup for patrons in the Portland area.
Austin, Texas-based Lone Star Beer has announced Rio Jade, the brewery’s first seasonal beer. The 4.5% abv brew is a Mexican-style lager made using Texas-grown barley from Blacklands Malt. The beer will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for a suggested price of $8. Rio Jade is rolling out now in Texas and will be available in Lone Star’s full distribution footprint in May, remaining in production through the summer. In addition, Lone Star has kicked off the Keep the Lights on Y’all fundraiser, selling t-shirts ($25) to benefit Southern Smoke, an organization assisting restaurants, bars, and distributors.
Park City, Utah-based Wasatch Brewery is launching Guava Rosa as a new addition to its seasonal lineup. Inspired by a trip to Guadalajara for a collaboration with Mexican brewery Cerveza Loba, the Mexican-style ale is brewed with guava and clocks in at 7.1% abv. It’s the latest fruit forward beer from Wasatch, joining seasonal Pickup Lime (4.8% abv) and core brew Apricot Hefeweizen (4% abv). It’s available now in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans ($9) across Wasatch’s 19-state distribution area through July.
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