Rising Tide brewing company has announced that they will be transitioning their core lineup of beers away from 22oz bottles. Beginning next week you’ll start seeing Daymark pale ale, Ishmael copper ale, Zephyr IPA and summer seasonal Spinnaker hefeweizen in four packs of 12oz bottles.
The change in bottle format will give Rising Tide the ability to continue growing without expanding their current distribution range. “Transitioning to a smaller bottle size is key to enabling us to continue our rapid growth without sending our beer farther from home,” said co-owner Heather Sanborn. “We want to focus on our local markets where we can keep the beer as fresh as possible.”
The new 12oz bottles will begin hitting store shelves in Maine next week, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont can expect to see the new format in early April. Rising tide will use 22oz bottles for limited releases beers, 375ml cork and cage bottles for barrel aged beers and growler fills are available in the tasting room at the brewery on Fox Street in Portland Maine.