Friday, January 13, 2012

Breckenridge introduces 4-packs in its Small Batch Series

Breckenridge BrewerySometimes great things come in smaller packages. Breckenridge Brewery is testing that theory and is introducing new 4-packs of 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout and Small Batch 471 IPA. Here's all the latest from their press release from today. Cheers!

Breckenridge Introduces 4-Packs

Denver, CO – January 13, 2012 – Breckenridge Brewery's Small Batch series, known for its premium ingredients and higher ABV (Alcohol by Volume), is rolling out in 4-packs. The transition to 4-packs starts with its 471 IPA and the re-release of 72 Imperial, a double chocolate cream stout made with dark and milk chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

“The move from 6-packs to 4-packs in our Small Batch series just makes sense,” says Todd Usry, Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operations for Breckenridge Brewery. “Consumers are drawn to this packaging for bigger, bolder beers. We like that 4-packs give craft beer drinkers an opportunity to experiment with our big beers at a lower price point.”

According to Jennifer Litz, editor of Craft Business Daily, case sales for 11-12 oz. 4-packs are up 19% vs. roughly 8% for 6-packs, per 4-week data from SymphonyIRI up to Dec. 18. “The 4-packs are growing on a much smaller base, of course,” says Litz, “but people are picking them up more for their comparatively lower barrier to entry, commitment, and price point...trialability, if you will. It's sort of the same dynamic as what's driving 750ML and 22 oz. growth, but in yet another format.”

In response to questions about the brewery's pricing strategy with the new packaging Usry ensures, “We are working very closely with our distribution partners to ensure that our 4-pack pricing on the shelves is comparable, ounce-per-ounce, to our 6-pack pricing for the Small Batch series. Our goal with the new packaging is to make our Small Batch beers more accessible to craft drinkers.”

About Breckenridge Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. It now handcrafts over 37,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates five brewpubs and ales houses in the state of Colorado.


Breckenridge Imperial 72 Chocolate Cream Stout Breckenridge 471 IPA

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