MillerCoors Easy Tea Co hard iced tea

MillerCoors' Easy Tea Co hard iced tea

MillerCoors' Easy Tea Co hard iced tea

Category - Hard soda, 5% abv

Available - From this month

Location - US; Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin

Price - Between US$2.75-$2.99 per 24oz can

MillerCoors has continued to expand its hard soda portfolio with the launch of an alcoholic iced tea.

Easy Tea Co is described as a lightly-carbonated hard iced tea with a citrus flavour and will roll out in 12 US states at liquor and convenience stores.

"We're excited to bring people a hard iced tea with just the right amount of sweetness," said Melissa Wagamon, Easy Tea's marketing manager for MillerCoors. 

The 5% abv product follows the launch last week of Henry's Hard Cherry Cola, a flavour extension to MillerCoors' Henry's Hard Soda range.

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