Springtime Seltzers for Sunshine Sippin’

One of the hottest categories in the world of beverages right now, springtime is one of the best times to enjoy these fizzy treats – the weather is heating up and pools, grills, and patios are opening back up after the cold of Florida winter is gone. After we told you about some of the newest and hottest hard seltzers and where to find them, then we gave away a year of White Claw, we knew about at the beginning of 2021, there came a whole new blitz of options for seltzer lovers to enjoy, so we thought it was only fitting to follow up and let you know about some of the hottest new flavors, what package they’re in, and which retail stores are carrying these hot new seltzers.

White Claw Watermelon Hard Seltzer

 

 

White Claw Watermelon (5.0% ABV): One of the most popular hits from White Claw Variety Pack #2, Watermelon is bringing all of its light and lively refreshment to a new solo package. Delight in the delicate taste of fresh Watermelon. This sweet and refreshing flavor is complemented by the pure refreshment of White Claw Hard Seltzer and can be found in the White Claw Variety Pack #2 as well as its own solo 12-pack.

White Claw Blackberry Hard Seltzer

 

 

White Claw Blackberry (5.0% ABV): All of the flavor of these subtle and earthy berries brought into a new hard seltzer, you can now experience the crisp taste of ripe blackberries in this sessionable spin on White Claw. This refreshing flavor strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and tartness, found only in the White Claw Variety Pack #3.

White Claw Pineapple Hard Seltzer

 

 

White Claw Pineapple (5.0% ABV): Just when you thought White Claw couldn’t release one more tropical flavor, White Claw Pineapple comes along with an exceptionally clean finish and a refreshing hint of sweetness. White Claw Pineapple is juicy, tropical, and sessionable, found only in the White Claw Variety Pack #3.

 

Truly Watermelon Lemonade Hard Seltzer

 

Truly Watermelon Lemonade (5.0% ABV): In an unexpected twist, the folks at Truly Hard Seltzer are bringing in a new flavor to their much-loved Lemonade Hard Seltzer Variety Pack just in time for the summer swelter. Expect the best out of the juicy goodness of watermelon lemonade. Summer on, everyone! Watermelon Lemonade will be available in the Truly Hard Seltzer Variety 12-pack.

 

Truly Tropical Punch Hard Seltzer

 

 

Truly Tropical Punch (5.0% ABV): Truly Hard Seltzer knows how to bring the flavor to the hard seltzer party, and the Truly Punch Variety 12 Pack is one of the hottest new combination of flavors this year! The folks at Truly are bringing the burst of fruit flavor without all of the calories and carbs – look for more information soon, as the flavor of tropical punch hard seltzer will be available in May.

Truly Citrus Punch Hard Seltzer

 

 

Truly Citrus Punch (5.0% ABV): Truly Hard Seltzer has already teased flavors of Tropical Punch, but they are also teasing citrus punch! Think waves along a tropical shore and the sweetest citrus blend of flavors, minus all of the calories! Look for Truly Citrus Punch Hard Seltzer in the Truly Punch Variety 12 Pack, coming in May!

 

Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer Passionfruit Dragonfruit

 

Funky Buddha Premium Passionfruit Dragonfruit (4.5% ABV): While the masters of funk from South Florida continue to rock the world of hard seltzer, one of the gems of their new variety pack comes with flavors of passionfruit and dragonfruit. Described as “a tropical funkadise for your mouth,” this new seltzer has fruity, funk-forward flavors inspired by the hot-hot heat of the tropics and the radical sunshine of the Florida coast. Look for it in the new Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer Variety Pack.

 

Topo Chico Strawberry Guava Hard Seltzer

 

Topo Chico Strawberry Guava (4.7% ABV): It was newsworthy enough that iconic brand Topo Chico was coming to the world of hard seltzer, but they chose to introduce the tropical flavor of guava combined with the familiar sweetness of strawberries. These flavors combined with the vigorous carbonation of Topo Chico create a crisp, clean tasting hard seltzer. Now available in the Topo Chico Variety 12-pack and soon to be available in a 24oz can.

 

Two Lane Cherry Limeade Hard Seltzer

 

Two Lane Cherry Limeade (4.7% ABV): Country superstar Luke Bryan has his own beer and now his own hard seltzer variety pack. Two Lane Cherry Limeade Hard Seltzer brings a twist on traditional lemonade to a variety pack full of new twists on old favorites and a taste that is sweet and refreshing. Perfect for sippin’ lakeside on those endless sunshine-filled days. Available in the Two Lane Hard Seltzer variety 12-pack.

 

 

Whichever seltzer you’d like to try, cruise on over to our Beer Finder to locate a store near you and pick up some of these new flavors today!

Team Cone’s Tallahassee Spring Rib Sale raises over $4,000 for St. Jude

Team Cone hosted their first Spring Rib Sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at their Tallahassee warehouse. Because of the generosity of those who participated, Team Cone raised $4,136 dollars in charitable donations.

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This giveaway will make your Cinco de Mayo extra especial

Team Cone is giving away a special prize pack from our friends at Corona and Modelo just in time for Cinco de Mayo! We want to help make your Cinco de Mayo Extra Especial by giving you a chance to win one of FOUR prize packs from Corona & Modelo! There will be two first prizes and two second prizes awarded in this sweepstakes! Remember – you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Make Your Cinco Especial

What’s different about this sweepstakes?

In most sweepstakes, there is a great prize, but entries come from all over the United States or the world. In this sweepstakes, the prize is still great, but in order to win, the winner MUST pick up his or her prize from either Ocala or Tallahassee, limiting contestants’ eligibility.

How to Enter:

Simply visit the sweepstakes website HERE and enter information for the chance to be drawn randomly as a winner.  The winner will be chosen on or around May 3rd and will be given the chance to come to Team Cone’s offices in either Ocala or Tallahassee to claim the grand prize. (Note: anyone chosen as a winner must pick up their prize in person at one of Team Cone’s facilities.) Want an extra chance to win? Use the sweepstakes website to tweet out a message about the contest.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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For complete contest rules and terms, please visit the contest website HERE.

Cinco de Mayo at Oxford DownsWhat is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the unexpected victory the outnumbered Mexican army claimed over the French during the French-Mexican War of 1862. For more information about the history of this holiday, check out our post about the history of Cinco de Mayo.

 

To find locations where you can buy Corona Extra, Corona Premier, Modelo Especial, or other fine beers for Cinco de Mayo, click over to our Beer Finder to search for a retailer near you!

Team Cone is giving away a kayak with Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer

Team Cone recently launched the new Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer in four unique flavors. Now, to help you take Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer outdoors, two lucky winners will be awarded a kayak branded with Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer!

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What’s different about this sweepstakes?

In most sweepstakes, there is a great prize, but entries come from all over the United States or the world. In this sweepstakes, the prize is still great, but in order to win, the winner MUST pick up his or her prize from either Ocala or Tallahassee, limiting contestants’ eligibility.

How to Enter:

Simply visit the sweepstakes website HERE and enter information for the chance to be drawn randomly as a winner.  The winner will be chosen on or around April 30th and will be given the chance to come to Team Cone’s offices in either Ocala or Tallahassee to claim the grand prize. (Note: anyone chosen as a winner must pick up their prize in person at one of Team Cone’s facilities.) Want an extra chance to win? Use the sweepstakes website to tweet out a message about the contest.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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What does a MIKE’S HARD LEMONADE SELTZER KAYAK look like?

The grand prize for this sweepstakes will be a 9′ sit-on-top kayak with the logo of Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer custom printed.

Once selected, the winner(s) will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.

For complete contest rules and terms, please visit the contest website HERE.

What is Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer?

It’s the newest addition to the Mike’s Hard Lemonade line, made by the lemonade experts. Look for new flavors of lemonade hard seltzer like:

Mike's Hard Lemonade Seltzer

 

 

Mike’s Lemonade Hard Seltzer (5.0% ABV; 100 calories)- The sippable seltzer perfected with a delicious balance of lemonade sweetness and tartness that only Mike’s could make.

 

Mike's Hard Strawberry Lemonade

 

Mike’s Strawberry Lemonade Hard Seltzer (5.0% ABV; 100 calories)- Refreshing Mike’s Hard Lemonade bursting with ripe strawberry flavor. It’s a tried and true lemonade combo in an all-new lemonade seltzer.

 

Mike's Hard Mango Lemonade Seltzer

 

 

Mike’s Mango Lemonade Hard Seltzer (5.0% ABV; 100 calories)- Taste the mouthwatering balance of craveable, ripe mango flavor with lemon sweetness and tartness. All in a perfectly sippable seltzer with a crisp, clean tasting finish.

 

Mike's Pineapple Lemonade Seltzer

Mike’s Pineapple Lemonade Hard Seltzer (5.0% ABV; 100 calories)- Hard lemonade seltzer with a fresh twist of pineapple flavor: full flavor, tropical perfection.

 

To find locations where you can buy Mike’s Hard Lemonade Seltzer, click over to our Beer Finder to search for a retailer near you!

Team Cone launches White Claw Iced Tea Variety 12-Pack

White Claw, the hard seltzer category leader, recently introduced its latest innovation, White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea – a hard seltzer iced tea made with sustainably sourced brewed tea. White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea is crafted using a unique BrewPure® process, sustainably sourced brewed tea, and the finest flavors to deliver a wave of pure refreshment like no other.

Now available, White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea offers consumers a different way to enjoy the same gluten-free, 100 calories and 5% ABV White Claw® Hard Seltzer is beloved for. With the better- for-you tea category growing at a rapid pace and White Claw® Hard Seltzer’s continued leadership in bringing innovation to the industry, the fusion of tea with the #1 hard seltzer is the perfect drink to satisfy tea lovers and hard seltzer drinkers alike.

“Since its inception in 2016, White Claw has seen incredible growth, and we don’t plan to stop anytime soon. Our consumers crave more flavor and more variety, and that’s just what we’re delivering with White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea. You combine the leader in hard seltzer with the ever-growing tea trend, and you’ve got a winner,” said John Shea, Chief Marketing Officer, White Claw Hard Seltzer, North America.

White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea comes in a 12-can variety pack with four popular tea flavors – Lemon, Raspberry, Mango and Peach – all blending the perfect flavor balance of sustainably sourced brewed tea and the finest fruit flavors.

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  • White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea Lemon is crafted with cold pressed lemon zest, providing just the right balance of zesty and sweet, with that refreshing iced tea and lemon taste.
  • White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea Raspberry is complete with a fruity berry flavor thoughtfully paired with a hint of tartness.
  • White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea Mango has an unmistakable mango flavor that immediately transports you to the world of warm and tropical. Not overpowering, the flavor is crisp and refreshing.
  • White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea Peach has a splash of refreshing ripe peach flavor that’s a little more sweet than tart, embodying the delicate balance of biting into a ripe peach.Learn more at @whiteclaw on Instagram, @whiteclawseltzer on Facebook or @whiteclaw on Twitter. Visit our Beer Finder to find the closest location to try White Claw® Hard Seltzer Iced Tea!

 

 

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ABOUT WHITE CLAW HARD SELTZER:

White Claw Hard Seltzer is the nation’s leading hard seltzer known for pure, crisp refreshment. Crafted using the proprietary BrewPure ® process, White Claw is gluten free with 100 calories and 5% alcohol, per 12 fl oz. White Claw is available in a variety of fruit flavors. Visit www.whiteclaw.com to learn more.

Win Your Personal Paddy’s Day Kit

Team Cone announces Personal Paddy’s Day Giveaway

This year, while our team is filling the shelves and taps with everyone’s favorite dark and creamy Irish stout, we were looking for a way to spread cheer for St. Patrick’s Day.

We decided that the best way to honor this most Irish of holidays would be to give away a few items on our social media channels!

Look for our Personal Paddy’s Day Kits, given away every Wednesday leading up to St. Patrick’s Day!


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Wednesday, February 10th.         Instagram                        Winner chosen on February 11th

Wednesday, February 17th          Facebook.                        Winner chosen on February 18th

Wednesday, February 24th.        PLATFORM TBD.          Winner chosen on February 25th

Wednesday, March 3rd                PLATFORM TBD.          Winner chosen on March 10th

 

What’s in a Personal Paddy’s Day Kit?

Our team thought that the kit should be made of the St. Patrick’s Day classic celebration beer, Guinness, and then some wearables, some shareables, and enough fun to fill a pot of gold!

Traditional Guinness Home Bar Pack – complete with bar mats, glasses, and a bar towel

Guinness T-Shirt – to go with you wherever you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Guinness Poker Set – complete with decks of cards, chips, and more

Guinness Windbreaker Jacket – The wind may always be at your back, but that doesn’t mean you should be cold.

(See pictures of items below.)

Remember to watch for giveaway announcements every Wednesday counting down to St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions: Must be 21 to enter and to win. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary to win sweepstakes. To enter, follow directions posted on each day of the sweepstakes and winner will be chosen at random on the day indicated. IMPORTANT: Winner will be notified by social media platform tag or direct message. Once tagged, winner will need to reply to message and indicate Cone Distributing’s Ocala Or Tallahassee office as a preferred pickup site.
All prizes must be picked up; no items will ship.
Please direct any questions to email address info at conedist dot.

Happy Cheese Lover’s Day from cheese’s best friend – BEER

Cheese Lover’s Day comes around each year – a day to celebrate what happens to milk as it becomes a few layers more awesome. Cheese Lover’s Day is also a day that is best celebrated with a gift from one of the few liquids that will make cheese more enjoyable – beer!

Few flavors pair as naturally with cheese like good beer, and for Cheese Lover’s Day, we have a few suggestions for your cheese-pairing delight:

(Note: all of these cheeses and most of these beers are available at local supermarkets and cheese stores.)

Cheese Pairing: Swamp Head Brewery Wild Night with Wensleydale Yorkshire Apricot

 

 

Swamp Head Brewery Wild Night Honey Cream Ale and Wensleydale Creamery’s Yorkshire Wensleydale & Apricots cheese: The sweetness of Swamp Head Brewery’s Wild Night Honey Cream Ale matches well with the creamy English cheese from Wensleydale. The blend of apricots in the cheese provides a slightly tart counterpoint to the beer. The light body and sweet finish in the beer dance well with the fruit in this mild cheese both finishing with a sensation that the blend of the two is greater than the sum of their parts.

 

 

Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen with Publix Honey Goat Cheese

 

 

 

Funky Buddha Floridian and Publix Deli Honey Goat Cheese: The phrase “goat cheese” can conjure many different images in the listener’s mind, but this particular goat cheese is mild with a honey sweetness that cuts through the flavor profile of the cheese and pairs well with a hefeweizen like Funky Buddha Brewery’s Floridian. The light orange and sweetness of Funky Buddha’s signature beer leave plenty of room for the cheese to express the honey and some mild funk while making it a bit sweeter in the end and blending the final flavors wonderfully.

 

 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with Yancey's Fancy Hatch Chile Cheddar

 

 

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Yancey’s Fancy Hatch Chile Cheddar Cheese: Whenever a cheese contains peppers of any spice level, it screams out for a hoppy ale to accompany it, and this duo is no exception. Yancey’s Fancy Hatch Chile Cheddar is from a wonderful creamery in New York that does this particular cheese well – it is not overly spicy, it simply has notes of earthy hatch chiles. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale brings the hops to the party which provide a bitterness that can cut through some of the vegetal pepper notes and bring in the caramel flavors, too. The end result has sweet character from the Pale Ale’s malted barley, some sharp notes from the chiles, and bitterness from the beer that allows the sharpness of the cheddar to join the flavor of the pairing as well.

 

 

Coppertail Brewing Unholy Trippel with Tennessee Whiskey Bellla Vitano

 

 

Coppertail Brewing’s Unholy Trippel with Sartori’s Tennessee Whiskey Bella Vitano: This pairing may seem a bit counter-intuitive, but trying will eliminate any doubt. Coppertail’s Unholy Trippel brings in some slight earthy character and an American hoppiness that just gets to the heart of the cheese. The Whiskey Bella Vitano has a great deal of vanilla character that just gets to the heart of the Unholy Trippel, with the hops leading everyone to the dance floor. The final flavor is an unusual but intriguing mix of funk from the Trippel, sweetness from the whiskey aging, and creaminess from the cheese.

 

Whatever your favorite flavors, we invite you to try a new cheese and pair it with a beer of your choice, looking for the best out of the pairing. Click here for our beer finder, where you can find your next favorite beer.

 

 

About Cheese Lover’s Day:
A day to celebrate cheese? Absolutely!
While there is no firm evidence of how cheese making was discovered. but legend tells us it was likely by chance that someone created the first cheese. Thousands of years ago, people transported milk and stored it in sheep’s stomachs. Left to sit a few days, the proteins would separate into curds and whey. From there, preserving the solids with salt may have seemed a logical next step. Salt was a highly valued preservative in ancient times.

How to celebrate Cheese Lover’s Day: Enjoy some cheese with your lunch or as a snack. Share your favorite cheesy recipes or puns. Try a new cheese pairing. Visit your favorite cheesemonger and be sure to give a shout out, too. Use #CheeseLoversDay to post on social media.

Win a YEAR supply of White Claw Hard Seltzer

With the start of a new year, Team Cone is hosting sweepstakes to win a year of White Claw Hard Seltzer.

White Claw Hard Seltzer, the hottest-selling brand of hard seltzer on the market, has been taking the world by storm and someone in Florida could potentially win a supply of White Claw Hard Seltzer for twelve months!

What’s different about this sweepstakes?

In most sweepstakes, there is a great prize, but entries come from all over the United States or the world. In this sweepstakes, the prize is still great, but in order to win, the winner MUST pick up his or her prize from either Ocala or Tallahassee, limiting contestants’ eligibility.

How to Enter:

Simply visit the sweepstakes website HERE and enter information for the chance to be drawn randomly as a winner.  The winner will be chosen on or around February 28th and will be given the chance to come to Team Cone’s offices in either Ocala or Tallahassee to claim his or her prize. (Note: anyone chosen as a winner must pick up their prize in person at one of Team Cone’s facilities.) Want an extra chance to win? Use the sweepstakes website to tweet out a message about the contest.

 

What does a YEAR’S SUPPLY OF WHITE CLAW LOOK LIKE?

One year of White Claw Hard Seltzer is calculated to one (1) six-pack of product per week, which equals fifty-two (52) six-packs per year. Cases of White Claw Hard Seltzer contain four (4) six-packs, so the final winner will be awarded a prize of thirteen (13) cases of White Claw Hard Seltzer.

Once selected, the winner(s) will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.

For complete contest rules and terms, please visit the contest website HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

For updates on the sweepstakes, giveaways, new products, and other information, follow Team Cone on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & LinkedIn.

 

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