New Ale 8 flavor hits local shelves

The wait is over. Orange Cream Ale-8-One finally hit the shelves Monday.

Winchester residents got the first taste of the new flavor in April and can now buy the four-packs in select locations in Kentucky while supplies last.

Orange Cream Ale-8 will only be available in some regions of Kentucky, including Lexington, Elizabethtown, Bowling Gree, Owensboro, Corbing and southeastern parts of the state.

Retailers that will carry Orange Cream Ale-8 include Kroger, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco and Speedway.

Orange Cream will also be available online at ale8one.com while supplies last.

Marketing Director Chris Doyle previously told The Sun Orange Cream Ale-8 has been in the making for a couple of years; it was one of many flavors with which the company has experimented.

Orange Cream is the second new flavor for the company in 93 years. Ale-8 released a cherry flavor last year.

The new Orange Cream Ale-8 has notes of orange and sweet vanilla cream for a distinctive soda, according to a release. It is also only 120 calorie

s.In a news release, Fielding Rogers, the fourth-generation owner of Ale-8, said he used the handwritten notes of the company’s founder George Lee Wainscott when combining the Ale-8 secret recipe with the new orange cream flavor.

Orange Cream Ale-8 will be sold in single-glass bottles in four-packs for less than $3 and will be available while supplies last, which Doyle said he estimates would be until the end of summer.

Doyle told The Sun Ale-8 fans could expect more limited edition and seasonal flavors in the future. For now, they can enjoy Orange Cream Ale-8 while it’s here for the summer season.