On-premise ale and cider sales were on the rise in the third quarter of 2013, reports Restaurant Sciences LLC, Newton, Mass. Ale sales grew 2 percent and cider sales grew 39 percent compared with the prior-year period, it reports. Comparatively, nationwide on-premise lager sales were down 7 percent compared with the third quarter of 2012, it adds.
New Belgium Brewing released two new additions to its Lips of Faith series, called Kick and Clutch. Kick is a ruby-hued, slightly sour pumpkin cranberry ale blended with wood-aged beer, the company says.