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 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.