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White Claw Pizza Arrives At Blaze Pizza For One Day Only

It looks like White Claw Pizza is now a thing, and while my eyes are rolling, the lover of all things pizza within in me has to admit my curiosity is piqued.

Love it or hate it, the popular alcoholic selzter is getting its very own limited-time pizza for one day only.

Blaze Pizza will offer an exclusive pizza with a crust made with Mango White Claw in place of filtered water at more than 40 of their locations across the United States.

Since Blaze is known best for their build your own pizza model, Blaze executive chef Brad Kent recommends a few toppings to pair with the White Claw Crust. This includes the signature red sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, roasted red pepper, jalapeno, pineapple, and a fresh arugula finish after its done baking.

You can find this pizza only on Thursday, June 18 at participating Blaze pizza locations and will only be offered as a dine-in or takeout experience. You will not be able to order them through delivery apps.

Those interested can peep the stores serving up these White Claw crusts. When you get there just ask for a White Claw crust as your choice.

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Azulana Is The First Sparkling Tequila On The Market

Canned cocktails have been quietly making a splash on the spirits scene in recent years. They have more flavor than hard seltzer without all the work of making a craft cocktail at home. Pure Azul Beverage Company recently launched its entry into the market with Azulana, a ready-to-drink sparkling tequila beverage.

It is said to be the first sparkling ready-to-drink beverage crafted using 100% blue agave tequila on the market. “Our goal was to take a spirit so rich in heritage and offer it in a way that ultimately speaks to today’s modern tequila enthusiast,” says Henry Morita, CEO and Co-Founder of Azulana. “We are incredibly proud to introduce this contemporary, craft cocktail to consumers.”

Tequila sales in the U.S. continue to grow, In 2017, the US saw an 8.5% increase in tequila liter sales over the previous year, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. Likewise, the demand for ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages continues to rise rapidly. Canned wine alone now represents a near $50 million business.

Produced in Guadalajara, Mexico, the decision to produce Azulana in the region (known as the “birthplace of tequila”) was crucial to the brand, as they aimed to authentically integrate the region’s rich heritage and history, while also contributing to the local economy through its production, manufacturing and distribution.

In support of the farmers that make the product possible, the brand has developed a program that will include donating 5% of all profits to initiatives within Former Mexican President Vincente Fox’s Foundations, including CentroFox and Crisma, which offers pediatric rehabilitation, mechanotherapy, hydrotherapy, and speech therapy for adults and children.

Available in original, lime and pineapple rosemary, each 12-oz. can of Azulana is 4.3% ABV and contains 145 calories.

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Yard House Is The First National Restaurant Brand To Add Hard Seltzer On Tap

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You can’t throw a can of White Claw and not hit another can of hard seltzer. In fact, the category has seen 200% growth over the past year. Now Yard House is bringing them to their taps with some help from Truly Hard Seltzer.

All Yard House restaurants have more than 110 taps, all of which have been dedicated to beer and cider since the restaurant opened in 1996. Now, it is the first national restaurant brand to add the bubbly beverage on tap at all 81 locations.

The restaurant chain, known for having “the world’s largest selection of draft beer,” recently introduced four handcrafted cocktails, making it the first restaurant brand to add the popular bubbly on tap nationwide. The four cocktails are Black Cherry (filthy black cherry syrup, Truly and drenched cherry), Lime Refresher (Truly and lime), Ginger Citrus (seen above – house made ginger beer, Truly and lemon) and Passion Fruit (passion fruit syrup, Truly and mint).

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Move Over White Claw, CBD Seltzer Is Here

Hard seltzers were as omnipresent during the summer of 2019 as FILA Disruptors were in 2018. No matter the occasion, they were there. Where there was a gathering, there was a White Claw. Or a Truly. Or, less fortunately, a Bon & Viv. Now, as daylight grows sparse and cold weather enters the picture, Queen City Hemp looks to shift seltzer’s focus toward winding down, not turning up, with the recent expansion of their CBD seltzers.

Originally released in 2017, the seltzers were previously only sold online in the form of a multi-flavor case of 24. Now, they’ll be available in single flavor 6-packs and 12-packs. 

In addition, both single cans and packs of the seltzer will be for sale in most grocers and convenience stores throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, making these cans of relaxation more accessible than they’ve ever been.

Exactly how much relaxation is in each can, though? It’s tough to say. Indeed, each 12oz can of seltzer comes infused with 5mg of full-spectrum CBD. But CBD’s effects are tricky and determined by a host of factors, like weight and tolerance. To see how much of an effect this dosage might have — or might not have — peep our semi-review of a CBD lemonade from earlier this year.

Queen City Hemp’s CBD seltzer comes in a few flavors: Blood Orange, Passion Fruit, Guava, and Lemon & Lavender. To pick up one, or all four, of these flavors, visit their website where the new 6-packs and 12-packs are available, along with the old 24-packs.