Cincinnati-based Little Kings, known for its popular cream ale in petite 7 oz. green bottles, is back with a new look and two new flavors.
The brand is offering a limited pre-release of their two new flavors, blood orange and agave lime, as well as a black labeled cream ale (its is classically a green label) at Bellevue's Party Source and both Jungle Jim's locations from May 22 to July 5; 24-packs are priced at $19.99 each.
The brewery has been breaking the beer bottle mold since the 1950s when patrons of the Montgomery Inn didn’t want to purchase full-sized beers to pair with shots of whiskey. Rumor is that the draft system at the restaurant was broken and no one wanted to buy a big 12-ounce bottle of beer when they just wanted a chaser, so the Schoenling Brewing Company started packaging their cream ale in smaller bottles.
The brewery later became Hudepohl-Schoenling and its brands bounced around to different cities. In 2016, after 15 years, Little Kings — now owned by Christian Moerlein — began producing their bottles locally once again and can be found at 1621 Moore St. in Over-the-Rhine.
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