Cherry Ale-8 ready for delivery

After releasing the fountain drinks earlier this month, Cherry Ale-8-One bottles will hit stores Thursday.

Single-serve bottles will go on sale Thursday, and six packs and other products will be in stores next week.

Local commercial printer Walle Corp. printed the labels for the bottles.

Cherry Ale-8 is the first new flavor in Ale-8’s 92-year history, Chris Doyle, Ale-8 marketing director, told the Sun in an interview earlier this month. Doyle said Ale-8 made the new flavor with real cherries and real sugar in addition to the secret family recipe.

The drink contains no artificial colors or sweeteners and is 120 calories per 12-ounce serving, according to a news release.

The six-packs will have a retail price of $3.49, and will also be available through the company’s website.