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.
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.
Beverage brands launch new packaging sizes, formats
August 15, 2016
Craft brewery Alpine Beer Co. introduced its fan-favorite Willy Vanilly Ale to consumers nationwide in 12-ounce glass bottles. A vanilla-spiced American wheat ale, Willy Vanilly previously was a draft-only offering exclusively served in the Alpine Beer Co. tasting room and restaurant in San Diego.
Limited-edition pack exclusively available at Sam’s Club
August 15, 2016
Jones Soda Co. released a Birthday Party-themed variety pack featuring its limited-edition Birthday Cake flavor. To celebrate Jones Soda’s 20th birthday, the limited-edition flavor was part of a year-long celebration, while the variety pack exclusively is available at Sam’s Club locations in select states, retailing for $9.98.
To meet increasing popularity and demand on the heels of its April launch in select major cities, Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced its new spiked sparkling water has expanded distribution.
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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