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Redd’s Apple Ale Announces New Flavor Lineup for 2017

redds-blueberry-ale-cansRedd’s Apple Ale is adding more variety to its refreshing beer lineup by introducing new flavors and bringing back fan favorites. Redd’s Blueberry Ale returns by popular demand to the Redd’s family, joining the new Redd’s Raspberry Ale. Each flavor will be available year-round. The Redd’s “Limited Pick” series also returns with new limited-edition flavors kicking off with the new Redd’s Peach Ale.

Similar to the original Redd’s Apple Ale, all new flavors are five percent alcohol by volume, and each adds a unique twist to the signature crisp apple taste Redd’s is known for:

  • Redd’s Blueberry Ale boasts a delicately balanced apple and blueberry aroma, while offering a taste that delights with ripe blueberry tones and a satisfying apple finish.
    Redd’s Blueberry Ale will be available starting in February.
  • Redd’s Raspberry Ale delivers juicy raspberry notes with hints of apple, providing the perfect balance of floral sweetness with Redd’s crisp apple finish. Redd’s Raspberry Ale is a brand new flavor that will be available in March.

R3D12oz(Peach)5Bdy01The 2017 “Limited Pick” special releases will feature two new, exciting beers to be released over the course of the year. First up is Redd’s Peach Ale, a beer that leads with ripe peach notes balanced with Redd’s gratifying apple taste. Stay tuned for more information on the “Limited Pick” series second flavor.

“There are two things we know our beer drinkers love: trying new things and flavor variety. This is why we’re excited to bring different ingredients together and turn them into new refreshing beers,” said Lisa Rudman, Redd’s Family of Brands marketing manager. “We always strive to deliver the best quality beer and this year is no different for Redd’s Apple Ale, as the 2017 product line-up is filled with new flavors and surprises.”

All new flavors will be available nationwide at most grocery and convenience stores in 6-pack 12-ounce Bottles, 16-ounce cans and in the Variety Pack. Redd’s Blueberry Ale and Redd’s Raspberry Ale will also be available in 12-pack 12-ounce bottles. For more information, visit ReddsAppleAle.com, Facebook.com/ReddsAppleAle and follow @ReddsAppleAle on Twitter.

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New: Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy

grapefruit-shandyMillerCoors is extending its Leinenkugel’s beer brand with the launch of Leinenkugel’s Grapefruit Shandy. Rolling out at retail on March 1, the new 4.2%-abv brew is billed as featuring notes of white grapefruit and fresh citrus. Grapefruit Shandy marks the fourth expression in Leinenkugel’s rotating shandy range, joining Summer Shandy, Orange Shady and Cranberry Ginger Shandy.

Binny’s – building business from the ground up

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Binny’s Beverage Depot expects to begin construction of a new store in Mokena, Illinois this summer, with opening expected in late autumn. The 15,000-square-foot store will be the chain’s 32nd location, and will mark the first time the Chicago-based retailer has built a store from the ground up.

Like other Binny’s locations, the site—at 21410 Wolf Road—will feature a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a walk-in humidor, a rare spirits room and a beer cooler comprised of more than 20 doors. The new store is expected to stock upwards of 8,000 wine, beer, distilled spirits, cigar and accessories SKUs. With annual sales revenue of some $330 million, Binny’s operates stores in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, as well as Bloomington and Champaign in downstate Illinois.

Going BIG – 18th Street Brewery

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Gary, Indiana-based 18th Street Brewery is undergoing an expansion that will double its production capacity by year-end.

The northwest Indiana brewery is replacing its nine seven-barrel fermenters with nine 10-barrel fermenters that will increase production from about 500 barrels a year to more than 1,000, allowing 18th Street to continue growing its distribution footprint throughout the state.  An agreement was also recently reached with Starlight Distributors to expand 18th Street’s presence in the Indianapolis area. 18th Street is also installing a new canning line that will see it transition from 22-ounce bottles to cans on almost all of its beer.