Lipton Iced Tea gets natural
PURCHASE, N.Y. — Lipton Iced Tea’s beverages now are boasting an all-natural ingredient list.
New 100% natural Lipton Iced Tea will be available in green tea with citrus, iced tea with lemon, iced tea with blueberry pomegranate and green tea with passionfruit mango flavors. Lipton Iced Tea’s diet portfolio also will expand with new diet green tea with watermelon joining diet green tea with citrus flavor.
Each bottle will retail from 99 cents to $1.59 and will be available in 20-oz. bottles.
Newcastle offers limited-edition brews for all seasons
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Newcastle Brown Ale is unveiling a series of limited-edition brews that will be available throughout the year.
The lineup includes ales that fit each season of the year:
Newcastle Summer Ale is a golden beer that offers a subtle citrus hop aroma and a clean, refreshing flavor with a dry finish;
Newcastle Werewolf, naturally blood-red in color, is a distinct-tasting fall ale that produces a combination of sweet berry overtones and a sudden bite of bitterness;
Newcastle Winter IPA is zesty in character and jam-packed with a creamy finish, and is full-bodied and hoppy, delivering unique and authentic malt flavors for the cold season; and
Newcastle Founder’s Ale, a rich ode to the heritage and the work of five of the best brewers in the city coming together to show off their craft. Founder’s Ale offers a full-bodied ale with a sweet and dry finish.
The Newcastle limited-edition brews will be available nationwide in six-pack and 12-pack bottles, as well as draught, Newcastle said.
TalkingRain expands Sparkling Ice distribution
ISSAQUAH, Wash. — TalkingRain Beverage said it is bringing its Sparkling Ice brand to Kroger stores and the retailer’s other supermarket banners.
Sparkling Ice will hit the shelves of Kroger, King Soopers, Ralphs, QFC, Fred Meyer, Frys, Dillons and Smith’s across the country. Sparkling Ice, which blends together mountain spring water, fruit juice and carbonation, is available in orange mango, black raspberry, lemon lime, pomegranate berry, pink grapefruit and kiwi strawberry flavors, and in 17-oz. and 1-liter containers.
"This new distribution in Kroger and affiliate stores is a huge step not for just TalkingRain, but [also] for Sparkling Ice as a brand," said Kevin Klock, TalkingRain general manager and SVP. "We are so excited about the rapid growth of Sparkling Ice, as it will enable us to reach a broader, health-conscious demographic."