In time for the holiday season, Sonoma Cider released its Winter Mix variety pack. The limited-run holiday four-pack includes two 22-ounce bottles of each of the following flavors: The Sleigh, a combination of all-spice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and Sonoma Cider’s organic apple cider; and The Cutter, which features bright and light aromas of ginger, with well-rounded notes of molasses and spiced baked apples in the body, the company says.
Marketing program to offer weekly and daily prizes
November 4, 2016
Heineken USA, White Plains, N.Y., is upping the ante on game day with its What’s Your Play? portfolio retail program running from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 during the football playoff weeks and the Super Bowl.
New sessionable available in Fall Orchard Sampler Variety Pack
August 16, 2016
Angry Orchard, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced the launch of Easy Apple, its newest less-sweet hard cider. Easy Apple offers consumers an easy-drinking hard cider option from Angry Orchard that’s lower in calories and sessionable, the company says. The hard cider will be introduced in six-packs in select states this month, includingWashington State,Oregon,Idaho,Montana,ArkansasandRhode Island. Easy Apple also will be available nationwide in the Angry Orchard Fall Orchard Sampler Variety Pack, it adds.
Comprehensive program includes an online Strongbow Flavor Quiz
August 15, 2016
This fall, Strongbow Hard Apple Cider, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, announced that it will inspire legal-drinking-aged consumers to add more flavor to their harvest season with Strongbow’s range of flavors in a new marketing campaign. The comprehensive program also will include national TV advertisements, social media support, interactive applications, sampling and more, the company says.
Angry Orchard, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced the release of a new year-round specialty hard cider: Walden Hollow. It is the first cider from Angry Orchard to be exclusively made with apple varieties from New York State, including varieties from last year's harvest at the Angry Orchard in New York's Hudson Valley and heirloom apples from other local orchards, the company says.
Nielsen CGA on-premise data highlights growth in spirits, decline in beer
April 19, 2016
Nielsen CGA, a branch of New York-based Nielsen, released its first fully projected on- premise measure for the U.S. Beverage Alcohol market which takes a side-by-side look at the state of the U.S. Beverage Alcohol market compared with Great Britain, a market in which full measurement has been available for 10 years, the company says. Great Britain is a gateway for United States’ on-premise retailers and drinks businesses into Europe given the similarities between the two regions, according to the market research firm. The insights from this report highlight opportunities both domestically and internationally, it adds.
Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA, unveiled its newest flavor, Strongbow Cherry Blossom. The new flavor and recipe delivers a cut-through, refreshing taste with delicate cherry blossom and red fruit aromas and an underlying note of apple, the company says.
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