Brouwerij RODENBACH (Roeselare, Belgium) recently announced that it will soon release RODENBACH Fruitage as the brewery’s first canned beer available in the United States.
After testing this beer on draft in select U.S. markets during the latter portion of 2016, Brouwerij RODENBACH has made the easy decision to expand availability of RODENBACH Fruitage after the offering received “rave reviews from consumers and beer professionals alike.” Developed to be a fruit-infused, low ABV Flanders-style Red Ale, Fruitage is “an instant classic – comprised of 25% authentically aged RODENBACH (2-year matured beer from oak standing Foeders) blended with 75% young RODENBACH ale, with added fruit of cherries and elderberries.”
“This is an exciting new innovation in our legendary portfolio of beers, and we’re thrilled to offer this product in the United States,” said Rudi Ghequire, master brewer of RODENBACH brewery. “RODENBACH Fruitage is a light and refreshing beverage that is full of flavor, perfectly balanced and compliments a variety of foods and occasions.”
Cans of RODENBACH Fruitage will officially begin shipping out in April so that is on shelves by late May. Once launched, this offering will be available in 4-packs of 8.5 oz. cans for the incredibly reasonable suggested retail price of $6.99 each. You can expect to find Fruitage at fine beer establishments in Alabama, Florida and any other region of the United States where RODENBACH beers are normally found. If you are a fan of Sour/Wild Ales at all, you are already aware that RODENBACH produces nothing but quality brews. Factor in the price and it goes without saying that you will soon need to dedicate some real estate in the beer fridge to a 4-pack or two of Fruitage. Give this new offering a try on draft when it taps in the spring, and be on the lookout for cans when they release later this year. Prost!
Vital Information for RODENBACH Fruitage from Brouwerij RODENBACH
Release – Year-Round, widely available on draft in spring 2017 and cans arrive in late-May 2017
Style – Flanders-style Red Ale
ABV – 4.2%
Added Ingredients – Cherries & elderberries
Availability – 4-packs of 8.5 oz. cans for the suggested retail price of $6.99