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: August 10th 2021 Edition

Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Tröegs Independent Brewery has announced its latest IPA, Lucky HollerThe 6.8% abv hazy ale is part of the brewery’s Hop Cycle series and is made with Citra, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops. Lucky Holler was developed through the brewery’s small-batch Scratch series before the brewing team settled on the final recipe. The beer is rolling out now and will be available through fall in 12-ounce bottles and cans, and on draft throughout Tröegs’ distribution footprint.

Dallas, Texas-based Deep Ellum has released Hop Seeker West Coast IPA, the first in a new series of IPAs from the brewery. The 7.3% abv ale is brewed with Mosaic hops sourced from the Pacific Northwest and is now available throughout Texas in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft.

Cigar City Brewing is introducing a new ready-to-drink cocktail, Paper Plane, produced in collaboration with fellow Tampa company Dark Door Spirits. Paper Plane begins as Cigar City’s Citrus Siesta Golden Ale, and then sees the addition of pink and red grapefruit, lemon, and Dark Door’s Ibisco Amaro. It will be available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans at Cigar City’s taproom and Dark Door’s distillery this month for a limited time. 

South Carolina-based Total Beverage Solution has added Double Dutch Drinks, a line of tonics and mixers, to its portfolio. Double Dutch was founded by Dutch twins Joyce and Raissa de Haas and forgoes quinine in many of its tonics and mixers, which have 20 calories per 100-ml. The brand will be available in select markets beginning this fall with an SRP of $7 per 4-pack.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily