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Anheuser-Busch’s Brewers Collective Launches First Craft Beyond Beer Platform

LQD Brewers Collective

Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 10:37 am

Brewers Collective, the craft business unit of  Anheuser-Busch, ventured into the flavored malt beverage category with the debut of LQD (pronounced L-Q-D). The brand’s debut product portfolio of hard limeades, hard teas and hard lemonades all harness the unique flavor profiles of their respective ingredients.

“After brainstorming with brewers from across the 13 craft partners that comprise Brewers Collective, it became apparent there was an opportunity to collaborate on a unique beyond beer offering,” said Marcelo “Mika” Michaelis, president, Brewers Collective. “With craftsmanship and real ingredients at its core, LQD has provided our brewers with a platform through which they can directly and creatively address consumer needs.”

Unlike other alcoholic offerings currently in the market, LQD’s products are brewed using a shortlist of simple ingredients. LQD is crafted using quality ingredients like real fruit, that are naturally fermented to create unique  alcohol-based beverages. 

LQD will offer three flavors including Hard Agave Limeade, Hard Passion Fruit Green Tea, and Hard Hibiscus Green Tea, with Hard Hibiscus Lemonade coming this summer; all with an ABV of 5.2-5.9% and under 200 calories. Available in individual flavor six-packs and variety tea 12-packs, LQD will be hitting shelves across the U.S. in select markets with a suggested MSRP of $10.99 to $12.99. LQD is packaged using sustainable materials. 

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