GSN Brews News: February 9th 2021 Edition

Milton, Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery is launching Hazy-O IPAThe new release is distinguished by using oat milk as part of its mash along with malted, rolled, and naked oats. The oat milk adds a creamy smoothness to the brew more akin to a milk stout, according to Dogfish Head, contrasting with the tropical hop flavors that come with being a hazy-style IPA. The result of nearly a year of R&D, it’s at 7.1% abv and is rolling out nationally in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans now.

Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based D.G. Yuengling & Son is releasing Yuengling Raging Eagle Mango Beer. The new pilsner is at 6% abv and is initially launching in single 24-ounce cans available at convenience stores across Yuengling’s 22-state footprint. They will be priced around $3 a can, while other packaging formats are slated to launch later this spring. Raging Eagle joins other recent innovation plays from Yuengling such as Golden Pilsner, Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, and light beer Flight by Yuengling.

San Diego, California’s AleSmith Brewing has announced that it will kick off 2021 by adding three new beers to its year-round portfolio. First up is Cloud Stream Hazy IPA, a 6.9% abv ale available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. The brewery has also released Limeberry Twist Gose, a 4.7% abv lime- and raspberry-flavored ale with added sea salt. The sour beer is available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans. Finally, AleSmith has added a new session IPA, Kickbackrelax, to its roster. The 4.2% abv beer comes in at 120 calories per serving and is sold in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans. All three are now available across the U.S.

Salt Lake City, Utah’s Squatters Craft Beers has launched a new variety pack for Grandeur Peak Spiked Sparkling Water. The new 12-pack includes the brand’s original releases—Utah Cherry and Ruby Red Grapefruit—plus Mango Paradise and Peach, Grandeur’s newest flavors. All four varieties are made without added sugar, are gluten free, and come in at 4.5% abv and 90 calories per serving. The Grandeur Peak Spiked Sparkling Water Adventure pack is now rolling out to retailers across Utah.

Portland, Oregon-based Cascade Brewing is launching Cosmosaic, a brand new project, and Blueberry 2020, a longtime fan favorite. Cosmosaic is a sour blond ale aged in oak barrels for up to 10 months followed by a late addition of Mosaic hops. It’s at 4.4% abv and packaged in 12-ounce cans. Blueberry 2020 is a blend of sour triple and blond ales aged in Pinot Noir barrels for up to two years with fresh blueberries from the Willamette Valley. It’s available in 250-ml slim cans, 500-ml glass bottles and in draft kegs, ranging from 7.8% and 8.3% abv, depending on the packaging.

Courtesy of Shanken News Daily