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Stony Creek Brewery launches Crankenstein IPA series in cans

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Stony Creek Brewery has announced the launch of their Crankeinstein India Pale Ale, or IPA. This new series will feature different numbered versions called, “Hatchlings” which merge the styles influences of the West Coast and New England. The first product in the line is set to be released January 15. 

The Branford, Conn.-based company describes the flavors found in each can of Crankenstein as clean, dry, bright with a balance of bitterness. The product’s feel is entirely New England which is marked by a cloudy appearance, low bitterness, juicy hop flavors and aromas, the brand added.

"We took the New England style and added a little west coast attitude to it," lead brewer Gordon Whelpley, said. "We increased the bitterness ever so slightly, dried out the finish a touch and filtered the beer bright. This still leaves the same smooth body and huge juicy hop flavor and aromas, just balanced a bit better by the dryness and clean bright finish. It really is the best of both worlds."

The series will launch with Hatchling 001, a 7.2% ABV IPA brewed with Simpsons Golden Promise Malt, Pilsner Malt and copious amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops that contain notes of passionfruit and tropical citrus.

The 16-oz. cans of Crankenstein IPA will be sold in limited amounts as a pack of four in locations where Stony Creek Beer is currently available. A new Hatchling will be released to consumers every two months. 

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Chips Ahoy!, Nutter Butter cereals have made their debut

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Post Consumer Brands and Mondelēz International have announced their collaboration on the launch of two new kinds of cereal, inspired by the Chips Ahoy! and Nutter Butter cookies.

The Post Nutter Butter cereal will feature bite-sized peanut-shaped pieces topped with a coating that will contain peanut butter. Post’s Chips Ahoy! Cereal will incorporate all the flavors of the cookie into a cereal-sized bite.

"After seeing the excitement from our fans when we brought back the beloved Post Oreo O's last summer, we are eager to bring these two new delicious cookie-inspired cereal renditions to the breakfast table," Roxanne Bernstein, chief marketing officer at Post Consumer Brands, said. "Post Nutter Butter and Chips Ahoy! cereals will delight both new and long-standing fans of these classic cookies. We're excited for our fans to try these delicious new additions from Post."

Both kinds of cereal are available for purchase online and in select retail locations, which can be found on the company’s website.

Lakeville, Minn.-based Post Consumer Brands is a business unit of Post Holdings and one of the top cereal companies in the United States. Mondelēz International contains such brands as belVita biscuits, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka chocolate and Trident gum within its portfolio. 

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Mylan introduces Estrace cream generic

BY Gisselle Gaitan

Mylan has announced the launch of its Estradiol Vaginal Cream USP, 0.01%, the first generic version of Allergan's Estrace cream. The company received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the product which is intended to treat vulvar and vaginal atrophy.

“The approval and launch of Estradiol Vaginal Cream strengthens our robust women's healthcare portfolio and our commitment to helping women manage their health across every stage of their lives, from contraception and hormone replacement therapy to certain disorders that are highly prevalent in women, like hypothyroidism. Mylan is now one of only a few companies that will offer Estradiol as an option across four delivery systems – cream, gel, transdermal patch and tablet. This breadth allows us to deliver multiple options and, ultimately, greater value to customers, healthcare professionals and patients. Further, introducing a first-time generic demonstrates our leadership in continuing to create access to high-quality medicine for patients and the U.S. healthcare system,” Mylan CEO, Heather Bresch said.

Estradiol Vaginal Cream USP, 0.01%, had U.S. sales of approximately $449 million for the 12 months ending Oct. 31, 2017, according to data from  IQVIA.

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