Westons Cider launches new Rosie's Pig Tropical
Westons Cider has introduced Tropical Cloudy Cider to its Rosie’s Pig range.
Rosie’s Pig Tropical Cloudy Cider (4% ABV) offers a sweet, tropical and hazy flavour.
Available in 10l bag-in-box format, the new “exotic” serve offers a “quick and practical way” for pubs and bars to provide a “delicious tropical drink” this summer, Rosie’s Pig brand manager Gemma Evans said.
Evans continued: "Offering a fun fruity serve, like our new Rosie’s Pig Tropical, alongside a premium apple cider on draught, enables venues to tap into seasonal trends guaranteed to drive profits as we head into the warmer months.
“A fantastic solution in terms of shelf life, volume and price, bag-in-box formats can be dispensed on a hand-pull through the cellar, from the fridge or even at room temperature directly from the bar.”
The latest addition joins the Rosie’s Pig portfolio, including Cloudy Cider (4.2% ABV), Cloudy Cider with Rhubarb ($% ABV), and Cloudy Cider with Raspberry (4% abv).
Rosie's Pig Tropical Cloudy Cider is available now direct from Westons Cider at RRP £33 per 10-l bag-in-box format.
Camden Town Brewery releases new IPA
Camden Town Brewery has announced the release of Eazy Hazy IPA (5% ABV).
Inspired by a New England style session IPA, Camden Eazy Hazy IPA, which was originally launched as part of the brands Arch 55 series, offers a light malt bill with citrus and peach flavours, brewed using Citra and El Dorado hops.
Camden Town innovation brewer Chris Wheeler said: "Eazy is a beer which really packs a punch.
“It’s an IPA full of juicy flavours with a golden-hazy finish, making it ideal for the sunny months. It’s always been one of our favourite creations down at the brewery, and now we’re excited to see Eazy available out in the world for all our Camden fans to enjoy.”
The new serve is available now from the Camden Town Brewery webshop in 12, 24 and 48x330ml cans at RRP £18, £34 and £64 respectively.
Brockmans expands gin portfolio
Brockmans has expanded its gin portfolio with the launch of Orange Kiss (40% ABV).
The new serve blends flavours of Valencian oranges and triple sec alongside juniper and coriander seeds to create a balanced gin foundation while cassia bark, almond oil and angelica root provide an earthy and perfumed complexity.
Brockmans Orange Kiss Gin, which is the first new expression since the brand was established in 2008, is available now direct from the brands webshop at RRP £34 in 70cl bottle format.
Theakston celebrates King's coronation with new beer
Brewer T&R Theakston is raising a pint in celebration of the seventh coronation in its almost 200-year history with the launch of a special edition beer for King Charles III.
Crowning Glory, a 4.2% ABV speciality regal gold beer, has been crafted using a grist of British Pale and Crystal malt “to give a gloriously robust character” while the business claims the beer features a “honeyed, blackcurrant sweetness that is perfectly balanced by premium English hops, which provide subtle citrussy spiced cedar overtones”.
The beer continues the brewery’s tradition of creating limited edition ales to celebrate Royal occasions. It joins a distinguished lineage including Celebration Ale which marked Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 and most recently, Royal Salute, which commemorated the Diamond and Platinum Jubilees in 2012 and 2022.
Theakston Brewery joint managing director Simon Theakston said: “As a brewery, we’re immensely proud of our almost 200-year heritage and it’s fascinating to consider that as a business we have been witness to nine monarchs and seven coronations.”
In addition to being available to pubs across the UK, Theakston is also creating a limited-edition bottle run of the beer, which will be available to purchase from the brewery’s visitor centre in Masham, North Yorkshire, and its online store.
Read the full round-up of new coronation products here.
Salcombe Brewery relaunches Belgica
Devon-based Salcombe Brewery has announced the relaunch of its popular Belgica pale ale (0.5% ABV).
A light amber beer with a smooth malt base, the brew is described as having a gentle hop character, boasting toasty and nutty aromas with a spicy and fruity aroma alongside hints of pear drop and banana.
The limited-edition Belgian pale ale, which was first released in March 2022, is one of four beers in the brands seasonal small-batch range, available now direct from the Salcombe webshop at RRP £25 for 12x330ml cans.
Whitebox expands RTD cocktail range
Whitebox cocktails has expanded its range of RTD serves with the release of Tine Tee’s Dirty Martini (34.6% ABV).
The latest innovation from the team of award-winning bartenders combines smooth, charcoal-filtered British wheat vodka with herbaceous dry vermouth and green olive brine, presented in Tiny Tee’s trademark 100ml white cans.
Simply store in the freezer for 4-24 hours before serving in a Nick & Nora or Martini glass with an olive garnish.
Whitebox Cocktails co-founder Alex Lawrence said: “Despite having just a few ingredients, a great Martini can be hard to make, so there is a huge benefit in the single serve format.
“We spent months carefully balancing the recipe so people can serve it within a few seconds, confident it stands up to the quality expected from the word’s best bars.”
The new serve is available now in 6x100ml cases at RRP £30 direct from the brands webshop or in single serve 100ml cans at RRP £6.
Whitebox Cocktails co-founder Ben Iravani said: “I am excited to add this to our growing selection of classic cocktails.
“A Dirty Martini is a great classic drink because it combines the timeless appeal of a traditional Martini with the savoury and salty kick of olive brine.”
Hepworth releases quartet of new canned beers
Sussex-based Hepworth Brewery has launched a new range of canned beers, named after the brand’s home county.
The new Sussex Range, made up of four new serves, will be available from this month direct from the Hepworth brewery shop and webstore.
All four beers, Sussex Premium Lager (3.5% ABV), Sussex Premium Pale Ale (5.5% ABV), Sussex Premium APA (5% ABV) and Sussex Low Alcohol Lager (0.5% ABV), are packaged in black 330ml cans and are gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
Support for the new range, which is available in 330ml can and keg format, includes branded glassware and table talkers for the on-trade and social media via Twitter and Facebook.
Hepworth managing director Leo Murphy said: "The launch of the Sussex range marks a step change for Hepworth's. We have always had a reputation for brewing top-quality beers and for leading the way on sustainable brewing.
"However, the way we presented our beers to the world, in terms of branding and pack design, didn't always communicate that combination of brewing excellence and innovation.
“We're seeking to do that now with the launch of the Sussex range, which places Hepworth's firmly in the craft beer space, while keeping the brewing tradition that has been at the core of the brewery since it was founded by Andy Hepworth in 2001."
Sheppy's expands fruit cider portfolio
Somerset cider maker Sheppy’s has introduced a new fruit cider, Blackberry & Elderflower (4% ABV).
Combining apples with real fruit additions, the new cider delivers fruity and aromatic flavours, available with a light sparkle in 500ml bottle format (RRP 35 for a case of 12) and as a still cider in 20-litre and 5-litre bag-in-box format from RRP £25.50.
Sheppy's managing director David Sheppy said: "Cider and Elderflower have always enjoyed an incredible partnership, and the added infusion of natural blackberry juice has resulted in something really special. It adds a deep hue and a depth of rural flavours.
“This cider captures the essence of warm fragrant evenings in the countryside and Somerset's sunny hedgerows."
Launched to coincide with the King’s coronation, the new serve will be available direct from Sheppy's webshop next month.
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