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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016

•Vermont Cider Co. has made its entry into the high-end cider segment with the launch of two new labels. Billed as a semi-dry cider, Vermont Cider’s Addison is a year-round offering, made with premium yeasts, longer fermentations and no added sugars. It’s joined by Wassail, a rum barrel-aged seasonal infused with mulling spices such as vanilla, ginger and cinnamon. Initially rolling out across the Northeast, Addison will be available in six-packs ($10.99 each), four-packs and on draft, while Wassail will be sold solely in four-packs ($10.99 each). A subsidiary of Ireland’s C&C Group, Vermont Cider Co.’s products are distributed in the U.S. by Pabst Brewing. The company’s brands also include Woodchuck, Gumption, Wyder’s, Magners Irish Cider and Blackthorn.

•Boynton Beach, Florida’s Due South Brewing Company has added Citrafied, a new Citra Pale Ale, to its year-round lineup. Available in 12-ounce cans and on draft, Citrified will roll out across Florida in December. The 5.1%-abv offering marks the fourth expression in Due South’s year-round stable, joining the brewer’s Category 3 IPA, Category 5 IPA and Caramel Cream Ale.

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