Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. (Neshaminy Creek) is thrilled to announce Rita’s Fruit Brews, a new line of beers inspired by the iconic Rita’s Italian Ice (Rita’s) brand. The first flavor, Mango, a refreshing seasonal Blonde Ale brewed with mango at an easy-going 5% ABV will launch April 15.
Rita’s Fruit Brews Mango will be available at all three Neshaminy Creek locations and sold in 12 oz. can 6-packs while supplies last at beer distributors, grocery, bottle shops, and on draft throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.
Rita’s Fruit Brews will be sold alongside Neshaminy Creek’s wide variety of handcrafted ales and lagers which have made the brewery a regional staple for over a decade. Rita’s Fruit Brews will not be available in Rita’s shops. A tribute to the brand’s most popular flavor, Rita’s Fruit Brews Mango is brewed with 2-Row Malt, White Wheat, Flaked Oats, and hopped with Herkules and Chinook then conditioned on loads of sweet mangoes.
The result is an easy-drinking beer with a nostalgic aroma and big fruity flavor transporting you back to waiting under the signature candy-striped awning for an icy sweet treat. Highly sessionable with bright fruity flavor, the new Blonde Ale will appeal to craft beer drinkers looking for something fresh this spring and summer along with newcomers who may have a sentimental soft spot for Rita’s.
The Rita’s Fruit Brews concept is a homegrown idea as both brands are based in Bucks County, PA, north of Philadelphia, and share history. Rita’s first location opened in 1984, just minutes from Neshaminy Creek’s production brewery and taproom. While each company operates in very different spaces, their shared values and local roots have driven each of their respective successes thus far.
To celebrate the release of Rita’s Fruit Brews Mango, Neshaminy Creek will host launch parties at its Croydon and Dublin taprooms featuring family-friendly entertainment including live music, circus performers, food trucks, Rita’s Italian Ice, and more on Saturday, April 15 starting at noon.