GSN Brews News: October 6th 2021 Edition

Hershey, Pennsylvania-based Tröegs Independent Brewery is launching fall seasonal Master of Pumpkins across its footprint. The 7.5% abv brew is made with pumpkins as well as spices including cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg, and is available on draft and in 16-ounce cans everywhere Tröegs beer is sold. Tröegs uses 3,000 pounds of Pennsylvania longneck pumpkins each year, roasting and pureeing them in-house, to produce Master of Pumpkins.

WhistlePig has introduced a ready-to-drink craft rye expression, PiggyBack Rye Smash. Made with 100% estate rye from WhistlePig’s 500-acre Vermont farm, the new entry comes in three flavors—Blackberry Lemon Fizz, Session Citrus Mint, and Fresh Ginger Lime—and initially is rolling out in Georgia, Missouri, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, ahead of next year’s national launch. The 8% abv cocktails retail at $18 a 4-pack of 12-ounce cans.

Nashville, Tennessee’s Pennington Distilling Company has launched Whisper Creek Spiked Coffee, a new offshoot from its Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream. The canned RTDs come in at 12.5% abv and blend Whisper Creek’s cream liqueur with cold brew coffee. The Spiked Coffees come in two varieties—Mocha and an unflavored blend of coffee and cream—and are available in 4-packs of 200-ml. cans for between $12 and $15.

Michigan’s Perrin Brewing has debuted Rewired Hard Seltzer, a new foray into the category following consumer feedback on its earlier Clear Coast label. Rewired (5% abv) includes Lemon Raspberry, Yuzu Elderflower, and Pineapple Tangerine flavors. The gluten-free offering has 100 calories and one gram of carbs per 12-ounce can. It’s launching across Michigan now in variety 12-packs.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

GSN Brews News: December 29th 2020 Edition

Michigan-based Perrin Brewing has launched winter seasonal Coffee Latte Brown Ale. The 5.8% abv brew is made with Germack Coffee’s I-75 blend and includes milk sugar to lend creaminess to the blend. Coffee Latte Brown Ale is rolling out across Michigan in 6-packs and 15-packs of 12-ounce cans. Part of the Canarchy craft brewing collective, Perrin has annual production of 25,000 barrels.

Inglewood, California-based Three Weavers Brewing is launching seasonal offering The Messenger Sunny India Pale Ale. Clocking in at 7.3% abv, The Messenger combines locally grown yuzu and Buddha’s hand citron with Citra, El Dorado and Sabro hops. The seasonal brew is now available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans at Three Weavers’ Inglewood taproom for pickup and delivery, as well as at select California retailers. Three Weavers is part of the Canarchy craft brewing collective. Its core labels include Seafarer Kolsch, Sun Trap Session Sour Ale, Day Job Pale Ale, Deep Roots Amber Ale, Knotty Double IPA, and Juicy Expat Hazy IPA.

Austin, Texas-based Blue Norther hard seltzer has released a variety pack including its Wild Blackberry, Agave Lime and Prickly Pear flavors. The variety pack launch follows the company’s expansion into the four major Texas metropolitan markets of Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth and is available across top retailers like H-E-B, Total Wine & More, Whole Foods and Spec’s. An independent brewer founded by the Pittman family, Blue Norther launched earlier this year. The company is named for the fast-moving cold front that can blow through Texas.

Alaskan Brewing is launching Baltic Porter as part of its limited edition Pilot Series. The 9.8% abv brew is characterized by a blend of specialty malts, dark black cherries, brown sugar, and gourmet vanilla beans, and is finished on oak. Its name refers to the Russian period of Alaska history, with the copula of a Russian Orthodox church featured prominently on its label. Alaskan Baltic Porter will be on shelves in 22-ounce bottles and on draft in select locations beginning in December and will be available for approximately three months.

Courtesy of Shanken News Daily