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Craft Brewing & Distilling News for February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

•Boston Beer’s Angry Orchard is introducing its newest seasonal hard cider, Tapped Maple, available through April. The 5.0%-abv offering is a blend of American culinary apples such as Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala and Pink Lady with maple syrup from Vermont. It follows the winter release of a Spiced Apple seasonal. Tapped Maple is currently available in six-packs for about $9-$10 and the brand’s sampler pack for about $16-$19.

•Saint Louis-based Schlafly has released Smoked Stout, the latest expression in its specialty Cellar Series. Made with Belgian crystal malt and German smoked malt, Smoked Stout will be available in 750-ml. bottles ($14 each) across Schlafly’s 14-market footprint, as well as on draft and in growlers at the Schlafly Tap Room and Bottleworks. Smoked Stout follows several previous 750-ml. releases from Schlafly, including Belgian Golden Ale, Baltic Porter and ESB.

•Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Sugarlands Distilling Co. has extended its Appalachian Sippin’ Cream brand with the launch of Electric Orange Cream Liqueur. Inspired by the flavor of frozen cream pops, the new offering is 40 proof. Sugarlands, best known for its flavored moonshine range, launched its Appalachian Sippin’ Cream lineup late last year with the debut of Dark Chocolate Coffee Cream and Butter Pecan liqueurs.

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