A new take on the classic beverage of half iced tea and half lemonade has just landed in stores nationwide. Arnold Palmer Spiked Half & Half, a joint partnership between MillerCoors and AriZona Beverages, is a refreshing, noncarbonated blend of iced tea and lemonade made with real juice and select teas with a 5 percent ABV. It’s now available for purchase in 24-ounce cans and 6-pack 12-ounce slim cans.
“We’re excited to introduce drinkers to the spiked version of the classic Arnold Palmer. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy in the backyard or on the back nine,” said Justine Stauffer, MillerCoors marketing manager for Arnold Palmer Spiked. “In creating Arnold Palmer Spiked we made sure it had the signature flavor combination of half iced tea and half lemonade that drinkers expect from the beloved original. And with that, we believe it is sure to become the new fan favorite.”
To celebrate the launch, Arnold Palmer Spiked will be available at a wide variety of sporting events and festivals throughout the spring and summer. The brand will also host a series of launch party events at select Topgolf locations across the nation. Further, MillerCoors will support the launch of Arnold Palmer Spiked through digital advertising and social media.
Joining BLK Berry and Spiked Punch, both new offerings deliver on what fans seek out from Steel Reserve Alloy Series – bold and daring flavors that elevate the flavored malt beverage (FMB) category. At 8 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), Margarita and Hard Pineapple strike the perfect balance of fruit flavors, consistent with the other flavors offered in the series.
Steel Reserve Alloy Series Margarita not only unleashes a rush of flavor right away, but fans will notice the jade green appearance and aroma reminiscent of fresh-squeezed lime that commands bold decisions for the night ahead. Steel Reserve Alloy Series Hard Pineapple encompasses a tropical, ripe pineapple flavor and the slight carbonation immediately awakens the senses without being overbearing.
Redd’s is introducing Redd’s Wicked Apple, the first refreshingly hard ale of its kind. At eight percent alcohol by volume, Redd’s Wicked Apple is a hard ale that amplifies Redd’s crisp apple flavor for an experience that starts strong and finishes smooth.
“Redd’s Wicked Apple was created to provide a refreshing alternative to drinkers during occasions that typically have been exclusive to spirits,” said David Kroll, MillerCoors vice president of insights and innovation. “In the national marketing campaign, we will literally show Redd’s Wicked Apple smashing its competition and, in turn, positioning itself as the only choice that’s both refreshing and hard.”
In the new product’s packaging, Redd’s Apple Ale fans will recognize familiar Redd’s iconography but with a mischievous twist. Redd’s Wicked Apple’s logo will feature playfully “horned” apple leaves and an additional black color scheme. Redd’s Wicked Apple will be available exclusively in cans to maximize convenience.
The product will launch with a fully integrated “Refreshingly Hard” campaign, including TV, social, digital and experiential activations. Additionally, the brand will kick off a “Most Wicked Promoter” competition in September, in which the nation’s top promoters in Atlanta and New York City will battle it out to throw the most “wicked” party and give their city ultimate bragging rights.
Redd’s Wicked Apple is available in 12-pack 10-ounce cans as well as 16 and 24-ounce single cans.