The Short North Pint House in Columbus will host the launch of Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer's new flavor Spiced Orange from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. (Aug. 14).
“The people of Columbus have been great supporters of Crabbie’s since we first launched Original so we are very excited to introduce Spiced Orange to the area,” Phil Clarke, general manager of St. Killian Importing Co, the exclusive U.S. importer of Crabbie’s, said in a news release. “We look forward to our Crabbie’s Night and hope to meet new friends and fans and enjoy these delicious drinks together.”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“IT’S TIME FOR A CRABBIE’S” NIGHT
AT SHORT NORTH PINT HOUSE
DEBUT OF SPICED ORANGE ALCOHOLIC GINGER BEER
COLUMBUS, OH – On Thursday, August 14, Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, a 4.8% ABV refreshing ginger beer – only for grown-ups, will celebrate the launch of its new flavor, Spiced Orange at Short North Pint House (780 North High Street, #614-429-3986.) From 4 to 7 p.m. guests will be able to enjoy complimentary samplings of both Crabbie’s Original and Spiced Orange, which is making its Columbus debut at Short North Pint House, over ice with a slice of citrus for $5. For the event, Short North Pint House bartenders will be creating several cocktails incorporating both Crabbie’s Original and Spiced Orange and there will be a social media gift giveaway.
“The people of Columbus have been great supporters of Crabbie’s since we first launched Original so we are very excited to introduce Spiced Orange to the area,” says Phil Clarke, general manager of St. Killian Importing Co, the exclusive US importer of Crabbie’s. “We look forward to our Crabbie’s Night and hope to meet new friends and fans and enjoy these delicious drinks together.”
For guests who’d like a bite with their Crabbie’s, Short North Pint House offers half off its Skillet Mac and Cheese, cavatappi pasta, beer and cheese sauce served with a house pretzel; Loaded Fries and House Salad from 4 to 6 p.m.
In addition to the sampling, Crabbie’s will be offering gifts for fans who interact with them on social media during “It’s Time for a Crabbie’s” Night. People who attend and like or follow and then post on any of Crabbie’s social media channels, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, will receive either a Crabbie’s bottle opener magnet, sunglasses or cooler. Gifts will be given out while supplies last, no purchase necessary.
Crabbie’s Original is carefully crafted from a secret recipe using ginger which is cold steeped for up to six weeks and then combined with four exotic spices. The result is a refreshing, light bodied ginger beer with a spicy fresh ginger flavor, notes of citrus and a warming finish. Spiced Orange offers the same refreshing taste as the Original but with a lighter ginger profile and a zesty orange flavor. Crabbie’s Original is the United Kingdom’s number one selling premium ale and has established, and is leading, the alcoholic ginger beer category in the United States.
The Crabbie’s story dates back to 1801 in Edinburgh, Scotland and the shipping Port of Leith. After inheriting his father’s spirits business, pioneering drink merchant John Crabbie began creating new offerings to sell in his shop. He imported the best ingredients including the finest ginger from Asia and exotic herbs and spices from around the globe; elephants were traditionally used by the adventurers to explore these un-trodden grounds. More than 200 years later, Crabbie’s elephant trademark symbolizes its heritage and search for ingredients which are still used today to develop the one-of-a-kind flavor of its alcoholic ginger beer.
Since Crabbie’s entered the U.S. market, it has received high praise from Bon Appetit, Huffington Post and The Dallas Morning News. Hailed as “a ginger beer that lives up to its name” (Bon Appetit), Huffington Post’s “Taste Test” concluded that “the UK’s best-selling ginger beer is finally available in the U.S., and we are quite pleased about it.” The Morning News called Crabbie’s “moderately gingered and not too sweet…a smooth, refreshing drink,” and Crabbie’s was named “Best in Show” by greater San Francisco’s Fairfax Beer Festival, where it stacked up against some of the nation’s top domestic craft breweries.
Crabbie’s is available for purchase in two formats: a four-pack of 11 ounce bottles and a larger 16.9 ounce bottle. Ideal for sipping, it can also be blended into a variety of ginger beer cocktails, such as a Dark and Crabbie and the Moscow Mule.
Crabbie’s is available throughout Ohio where it is distributed by Cavalier Distributing. For more information and to locate the nearest bars and shops carrying Crabbie’s, visit www.crabbiesgingerbeer.com and use the Crabbie’s Finder section on the website. Follow along with the Crabbie’s adventure on social media with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@CrabbiesUSA) #icewithaslice #crabbiestime.
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