Craft Brew Alliance, (CBA) (Nasdaq: BREW), a leading craft brewing company, announced today the launch of Wynwood Brewing’s La Rubia Blonde Ale in New York and Connecticut. The expansion builds on La Rubia’s robust double-digit growth to date and will be focused on connecting the beer’s easy-drinking style and authentic brand story rooted in family with Hispanic consumers in key markets.
La Rubia Blonde Ale Says “Bievenidos Al Nuevo Latin Flavor” to New York and Connecticut
Created by father and son duo Luis Brignoni and Luis ‘Pops’ Brignoni, Sr., who are both originally from Puerto Rico, La Rubia quickly gained popularity as the perfect beer for gatherings with friends and family. It is the flagship beer for Wynwood Brewing Company, and over the past several years, La Rubia has grown in popularity across South Florida, where it now ranks in the top 10 of all craft beers.
As more and more Latinx fans began connecting with La Rubia’s distinctive flavor and story, CBA saw an opportunity to expand its footprint into new neighborhoods in New York and Connecticut, including Washington Heights, Queens, El Barrio, Bronx, Hartford and New Haven.
About La Rubia Blonde Ale
La Rubia, which translates as ‘the blonde one,’ is a light-colored blonde ale with a subtle floral hop aroma and a crisp, clean finish. At 5% ABV, it’s an easy-drinking and flavorful beer perfect for sharing with your familia.
Malts: Pale, Pilsner, Crystal 45, White Wheat, and Acidulated
Hops: Nugget, Crystal, and Saaz
“We see a real opportunity to grow La Rubia Blonde Ale among U.S. Hispanic adults, who gravitate toward easy-drinking, light-colored and with sabor! brews that can be enjoyed at any occasion,” said Marimé Riancho, Senior Brand Director, La Rubia Blonde Ale. “Given the strong family connection with Luis and Pops, and the fact that consumers are more likely to drink something recommended by friends and family members, we are confident that La Rubia Blonde Ale will quickly become a part of the familia in these communities.”
Created by Latinos for Latinos, La Rubia, which translates to “the blonde one,” is a light-colored ale with a refreshing but distinctive flavor profile. The beer is easy-drinking like a lager or a pilsner and offers a well-balanced, slightly sweet, crisp flavor with a mild floral hop aroma.
The La Rubia launch strategy into new markets will include packaging, point-of-sale collateral, in-store sampling opportunities, tasting events, out-of-home advertising, media relations outreach and social media engagement, all rolling out this fall.
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