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.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily