GSN Brews News: February 8th 2022 Edition

Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing Company has announced Berry Monkey, the latest offshoot in the Monkey family of Belgian-style Tripels. Berry Monkey is a 9.5% abv sour Tripel made with raspberries and natural flavors. The beer will be available mid-February in 6- and 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles as well as on tap and will be promoted through the brewery’s upcoming “It’s Monkey Time!” initiative, set to kick off in the spring. Victory—along with Southern Tier, Bold Rock Cider, and Sixpoint—is part of Artisanal Brewing Ventures.

Hershey, Pennsylvania-based Tröegs Independent Brewing is releasing Double Nugget Nectar, a modified version of its Nugget Nectar Imperial Amber Ale. Brewed primarily with Simcoe hops alongside Columbus and Nugget hops, Double Nugget ups the beer to 9.5% abv. It’s available now on draft and in 16-ounce cans in extremely limited supply throughout Tröegs’ distribution footprint.

New York-based Spritz Society’s line of wine-based sparkling cocktails is now available at retail, with the brand partnering with chains like Total Wine and BevMo. The move will immediately bring the cocktails to Florida and California ahead of a wider expansion plan for the rest of 2022. The brand, which launched last August through its DTC program, is projecting 2022 volume of 100,000 cases in the U.S. Spritz Society’s drinks are available in four flavors—grapefruit, blood orange, pineapple, and lemon—with each coming in at 6% abv and 120 calories per 8.4-ounce can.

Wine-based RTD brand BeatBox is launching a new 6% abv Zero Sugar line nationwide. The Zero Sugar line has lower alcohol by volume, fewer calories, and fewer carbs than BeatBox’s existing 11.1% Party Punch. The line extension will be hitting shelves in March in both single-serve Tetra format and a six-flavor variety pack. BeatBox added five new states to its footprint last year and says it now has distribution in over 23,000 retailers nationwide, including chains like Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Kroger

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GSN Brews News: April 27th 2021 Edition

Downingtown, Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing Company has entered the hard seltzer market with Victory Waves, a new release that marks the brewery’s 25th anniversary. Victory Waves comes in Lime, Mango, Mixed Berry, and Orange, each at 5% abv and with 100 calories per 12-ounce serving. The seltzers are rolling out this month in a 12-can variety pack throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, and Washington D.C.

New York City-based Craft+Carry has announced a sixth location, the company’s first outpost on the Upper West Side. The new location is on Amsterdam Avenue between 82nd and 83rd streets, and features growler and crowler refills, plus a wide selection of local and craft beers in bottles and cans. To celebrate the grand opening, Craft+Carry collaborated with local brewer Finback to create Slice of Sunshine, a 6.5% abv IPA with blood orange, guava, and Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe hops.

Brooklyn, New York’s Sixpoint Brewery has announced Party Poppers, a new variety 12-pack of hard seltzers, marking the brewery’s entry into the popular category. All of Sixpoint’s seltzers come in at 5% abv and 100 calories per 12-ounce can and the pack features four flavors: Tiki Lemon Bar, Cucumber Lime Daybreak, Triple Berry Disco, and Passionfruit Orange Guava Punch. Sixpoint’s hard seltzer is set to roll out to the brand’s core northeast markets in May.

Guinness is launching its new Nitro Cold Brew Coffee beer nationwide following a strong response to its limited rollout last month. Brewed using cold brew coffee extract and coffee flavors, the 4% abv offering is a permanent addition to the Guinness portfolio. Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee beer retails at $10 a four-pack of 14.9-ounce cans.

Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing Company is launching Truepenny Pilsner, a Belgian-style pilsner with a hint of wild beer flavor. It’s a specialty release that’s being distributed in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. At 5.1% abv, the beer’s concept was developed through Allagash’s pilot program that allows any employee to submit a beer idea. Truepenny will be available throughout Allagash’s 18-state distribution footprint, which includes much of the eastern seaboard, as well as California and the Chicago area.

Rainier Beer, the historic Seattle brand that’s now owned by Pabst Brewing Co., is releasing a line of Rainier Seltzer. The new line extension will come in Huckleberry, Apple, and Lemon flavors, all at 4.6% abv. Rainier Seltzer will be sold in variety 12-packs of 12-ounce slim cans. Each can contains 90 calories, 0 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of carbohydrates. Rainier Seltzer is now available in stores in Washington and Oregon.

Diageo has announced Guinness Salt & Lime Ale, the latest release from the company’s Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland. The 5% abv brew is made with Key lime puree and salt sourced from the Chesapeake Bay. While this new release is a world apart from Guinness’ flagship stout, the beers share a yeast strain, according to the company. Guinness Salt & Lime Ale will be available for a limited time in select markets like Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and Northern Virginia in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans for around $11.

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