Do you ever find yourself getting bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to walk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week:
KEEL Vodka: This premium brand is first in vodka to catch on to America’s obsession of anything labeled, “light.” If it’s “light” it can’t be that bad for you, right? With tagline,”Stay Balanced,” the Vodka is appealing to those looking for something a little less daunting in calories and alcohol content. In fact, one serving is just a small 58 calories. The vodka took on the Big Apple for the first time last week and is available in select bar, restaurant and retail locations across NY , CT, MA and RI.
YOPO: Cape May Brewing Company has proved enthusiastic about Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia next month. The company will release Pope-inspired beer named YOPO, or “You Only Pope Once” throughout select bars across Philadelphia and New Jersey beginning September 21st. The hoppy pale ale, with 5.5 percent alcohol content, is paired perfectly with a slab of Argentinean beef from Francis’ home country or tastes great on its own!
Beer for Dogs: Yes, beer for dogs. Non-alcoholic, of course. Flat12, a Indianapolis brewery, teamed up with local artisan meatery, Smoking Goose, to make a broth your furry friends will love. Even better news, proceeds of the dog brew will go to local adoption and rescue shelters. Not only will your dog be happy, but hundreds of others will be, too.
Smirnoff Sours: Smirnoff Vodka is taking it to the next level with a new addition to its zesty collection of Smirnoff Sours– Berry Lemon. If you’re the type that strays away from candy in the Jolly Rancher category, this one’s probably not for you. Joining three other flavors released last September– fruit punch, watermelon, and green apple– the berry lemon flavor adds a new tangy dimension to the line. The sour and sweet booze is a killer combination of Smirnoff No. 21 triple distilled and berry lemon flavor. Definitely a shot worth taking.
Serpent’s Bite Apple Cider Whisky: Constellation Brands is mixing it up with its release of Serpent’s Bite Apple Cider Flavored Whisky. The Blend of Canadian whisky and apple cider flavor retails for around $15.99 for a 70-proof 750-ml. As the summer-to-fall transition quickly approaches, this is one spirit that we’ll be sure not to forget.
Blood Orange Saison: Upslope Brewing Company, based in Boulder, CO, will bless the fall season with the an addition to their carefully crafted beers, Blood Orange Saison. The limited release will become available Septermber 15, 2015 in Western states. Mandarina Bavarian hops complement the tangy flavor of blood oranges, while pink peppercorns play up some spice to the beers natural sweetness. Ooo-ahh.