Microbrewers in Door and Kewaunee counties aren't embracing hard seltzers despite their increased popularity with customers who want a lower-calorie alternative. Major brewing companies nationwide have added the fruit-flavored, alcohol-infused beverages to their product lines. Some local brewers say they prefer to make good beers rather than branch off into other products. But Nick Calaway, the owner of Algoma's Ahnapee Brewery, says he's offering a spritz-beer to attract hard seltzer lovers.
Calaway says initial public reaction to raspberry spritz-beer has been strong and says he may offer other flavors down the line.
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