GSN Brews News: October 12th 2021 Edition

Vermont-based Woodchuck Hard Cider is bringing back several fan favorites of previous years in honor of its 30th anniversary. They include limited-edition Blueberry, Dark & Dry 802, and Barrel Select offerings, which will be available across the U.S. Other recent launches from Woodchuck include a 100 Calorie Variety Pack, including cans of Black Cherry, Cranberry Lime, Watermelon and Citrus flavors; as well as innovations like Mimosa, Sangria, Bubbly Rosé, and Pearsecco ciders.

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) has added the Unity brand to its CBD beverage portfolio. Infused with 30mg of CBD as well as adaptogens such as Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, and Ginkgo Biloba, each 14-ounce bottle has 30 calories and 7 grams of sugar. Flavors include Blueberry Lavender, Strawberry Lemonade, Blood Orange Hibiscus, Elderflower Rose, Ginger Lemonade, and Blackberry Tea. Unity is currently in 1,500 stores after launching 18 months ago, and will now look to scale further through RNDC’s network.

Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery has introduced a new winter seasonal, Freezin’ Season Winter AleReplacing former seasonal brew K-9, Freezin’ Season is a 7.4% beer made with the English Ale yeast strain. Like all of Flying Dog’s labels, Freezin’ Season’s package features art from renowned illustrator Ralph Steadman. It will be sold in 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles and will start appearing on shelves by mid-October across Flying Dog’s footprint.

Longmont, Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery has announced the return of two of its seasonal offerings: Death by Coconut Irish Porter and Ten Fidy Imperial StoutDeath by Coconut clocks in at 6.5% abv and is brewed with added coconut and chocolate. The other seasonal brew, Ten Fidy, is brewed with Munich and chocolate malt, roasted barley, and oats, and comes in at 10.5% abv. Both beers are now available across the U.S. in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily